Clyde Bellecourt Obituary – The prime supporter of the American Indian Movement and long-lasting forerunner in the battle for Native social liberties has passed on. Clyde Bellecourt, White Earth Nation, kicked the bucket from malignant growth at his Minneapolis home Tuesday, his significant other Peggy Bellecourt affirmed with the Star Tribune. He was 85.
Bellecourt was a prime supporter in 1968 of the American Indian Movement, which started as a neighborhood association in Minneapolis that looked to wrestle with issues of police severity and oppression of Native individuals. The gathering immediately turned into public power. It would lead to a line of significant public fights during the 1970s.
Bellecourt moved to one side as an AIM chief since he was encountering clinical issues, he told Indian Country Today in 2020. The handoff flagged another period for the development. George Floyd was killed by police in Minneapolis in 2020 simply obstructs from Bellecourt’s home and he said they began AIM on Minneapolis’ Franklin Avenue in 1968 to fight police viciousness.