American Indian Movement Interpretive Center
Welcome to the AIM Interpretive Center
Boozhoo friends and relatives! We invite all people to join us and act now to remove the stain of mascots from print to the airwaves, from public address systems to the Internet, from uniforms to scoreboards, and from our consciousness.
Olympic Gold Medalist Billy Mills will be marching
with us and saying a few words.
We want to take a moment to address certain rumors regarding our recent legal action:
We are petitioning the Minnesota Department of Management and Budget to follow the intent of the new stadium legislation that calls for the public to be involved in the validation of the bonding, the use of public funds for the construction of the new stadium, because we believe there are violations regarding the construction and usage of the new stadium that discriminates against American Indian people, minority contractors and the taxpayers of Minnesota.
The petition to the State argues that the State has a free and transparent process involving all aspects pertaining to the construction of the new stadium, the administration of the new stadium authorized by the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority, the funding of the stadium and how the stadium will be used for the public’s interest. We believe it is in the public’s interest for the Minnesota Supreme Court to hear all concerns regarding any bond appropriations and a process that allows Minnesota citizens a voice regarding the expenditure of precious public moneys without harming any people and denying anyone the right to enjoy events subsidized by the public.
Our petition understands the importance of the new stadium to all industries that will be involved in the construction and operation. We appreciate that the new stadium will have a substantial presence of contractors and sub-constructors from all protective classes including American Indian people. Our petition supports the construction of the new stadium and all of its benefit.
We are in no way against the construction of the new stadium.
The AIM Interpretive center would like to thank all those who came to the "I'm Not Your Indian Anymore" photo exhibit. We had a great turn out and we very much appreciate your support.
For those of you who could not make it, we have put together a small slide show on some of the items that were featured in the exhibit below.
Thank you once again for your support!