Gathering of the Sacred Pipes Sundance

Seven Generations 2020

Gathering of the Sacred Pipes Sundance
Elaine M. Stately Peacemaker Center, with reproduction chromogenic print by Dick Bancroft
lithograph on paper
Allen Cooper Papers (MSS 925 BC, folder 3), Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico,

This gathering, which drew together elders and youth, was sponsored by the American Indian Movement (AIM). Interestingly, Lisa Bellanger (Leech Lake), who designed this poster, became co-executive director of the national AIM in May of 2020, replacing AIM co-founder Clyde Bellecourt. The national organization is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the city where it was founded. Bellanger and her co-director Frank Paro (Chippewa) were appointed a few days before George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police, and re-instated the patrols that AIM had used in 1968 to keep demonstrators safe.