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AIM activist, Vernon Bellecout died

Vernon Bellecourt, a long time leader of the American Indian Movement died Saturday from pneumonia at age 75. His brother, Clyde Bellecourt, the founder of the activist group was the main source in both of the articles in the Pioneer Press and the Star Tribune. Both of the articles gave a detailed obituary about many of the ways Vernon Bellecourt helped the AIM movement. He was a very prominent man who lately was an active in the fight against American Indian names in sport team names and mascots. He became active in the work abroad program of AIM and met with presidents from Nicaragua, Palestine and Libya. The articles both gave details about his wake ceremonies on Monday and Tuesday and his funeral on Wednesday.