November 21, 2007
The University Libraries Indigenous Nations Library Program's Native
Pathways Lecture Series will host Robert Robideau, prominent AIM
leader, in two events on Wednesday, Nov. 28. Robideau will
participate in an informal brown bag discussion from 12 - 1 p.m. in
the Herzstein Room on the second floor of Zimmerman Library.
Robideau will also present a lecture, "AIM: Yesterday, Today and
Tomorrow," at 3 p.m. in the Willard Reading Room on the first floor
of Zimmerman Library. Robideau, a member of the White Earth Ojibwe
tribe, is a prominent AIM activist.
In 1975, he was accused of killing two FBI agents, along with Darrell
Butler and Leonard Peltier. Butler and Robideau were acquitted in
1976, but Peliter was convicted.
Since being acquitted of the charges, Robideau has worked to free
Peltier. He has served as the director of the Leonard Peltier Defense
Committee and continues to lecture around the country.
His lecture will cover the founding of AIM, what they are doing
today, and what they have planned for the future. He will also speak
about the Leonard Peltier case.
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