Today in 1974: A federal judge dismisses all charges against American Indian Movement leaders Dennis Banks and Russell Means stemming from the 1973 occupation of Wounded Knee, South Dakota.
On Feb. 27, 1973, AIM and supporters seized control of Wounded Knee to draw attention to corruption and conditions on the Pine Ridge reservation.
Wounded Knee was the site where, on December 29, 1890, over 200 Sioux men, women and children were mercilessly gunned down by U.S. cavalry.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
The 5th Annual Black Women’s Wellness Day is next Saturday at the Alliant Energy Center. Hosted by The Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness, this is an annual health summit aimed at informing, inspiring, and empowering African American women and girls to build and sustain healthy, wellness-centered lives. There is a cost and limited scholarships are available. For more info and to register, visit bwwday2013.eventbrite.org or call 608-729-1264.
Help prevent child abuse with education. Children’s Voice, Inc. is sponsoring a half marathon, 4-mile run-walk on September 28th at 7am at Olbrich Park to raise funds. To register and for more info, visit childrensvoiceinc.org.
Home Health United is now providing Hospice services in Dane, Rock and portions of surrounding counties. Home Health United is owned by a network of hospitals in southern Wisconsin and has been trusted for three decades in local communities. For more info, visit homehealthunited.org.