Untold Stories Of A Native American Freedom Fighter &
The Founding Of The American Indian Movement 
As Told By Thunder Before The Storm 
(Clyde Bellecourt, May 8, 1936 – January 11, 2022)

One Of The Most Significant American Indians In History (3 Min Intro Video)

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Clyde Bellecourt

(May 8, 1936 – January 11, 2022)

A Relentless Advocate For Equality & Social Justice.

Clyde Howard Bellecourt was a civil rights organizer and activist born on the White Earth Ojibwe Indian Reservation in northern Minnesota.

Clyde’s Ojibwe name is Nee-gon-we-way-we-dun which means "The Thunder Before the Storm." And early in his life, Nee-gon-we-way-we-dun began to thunder against the injustices toward his fellow indigenous Native Americans.

In this exclusive 2-hour interview with Gabriel of Urantia, Clyde Bellecourt shares invaluable lessons about living a purpose driven life, fighting for true justice and overcoming obstacles.

Wounded Knee Occupation

Get an insider’s look at the 1973 Wounded Knee Occupation and the events that led up to it. 

Fed up with the American government’s failure to honor treaties made to the Native American people, a group of approximately 200 Oglala Lakota of the Pine Ridge Reservation and members of the American Indian Movement took over the town of Wounded Knee, South Dakota. 

Clyde Bellecourt was there and became a negotiator for the demands of AIM and the Oglala people. Wounded Knee, being the site of a massacre of almost 300 Lakota people in 1890, served as a symbolic location for this protest against the historic genocidal treatment of Native Americans by the United States government.

A Movement is Born

Clyde Bellecourt, a founding member of the American Indian Movement, shares the unheard stories behind the conception of AIM.

Including its founding in 1968, and many of the organization's accomplishments for justice over the last five decades for the Native American people in the United States, as well as for indigenous people all over the world. 

Clyde Bellecourt’s stories and personal insight of his activism with the American Indian Movement are many, including the Trail of Broken Treaties March on Washington, D.C. in 1972 which led to AIM’s takeover of Bureau of Indian Affairs offices across the country; AIM’s trip to the United Nations in Geneva in 2007 and their work for the rights of native people around the world; and the 2014 march where Bellecourt, as the organizer for the National Coalition on Racism in Sports and the Media, led thousands of protesters demanding a change to the Washington “Redskins” team name.

This is a very special and intimate conversation between two Godly men who are also activists and humanitarians. I learned more about the struggle of Native Americans, and indigenous people around the world, watching this interview than I have in my whole life. 

Not only did I learn but I also felt heart connected to both the struggle and the spiritual rebirth that is going on with the coming of the 7th generation and the lighting of the 8th fire (one of my favorite parts of the interview). I will come back to this interview again, I felt I was sitting with living legends, on the caliber of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Nelson Mandela, men who have grasped the significance of life and fighting for what is right.

-Eric A.

Spiritual Foundations

"There is a spiritual rebirth going on."
-Clyde Bellecourt

Clyde’s personal story of transformation began after meeting Native American activist Eddie Benton Banai (who later also became one of the founding members of AIM) while in prison in 1962. Banai (in prison for his activism at that time) instilled in Bellecourt a sense of pride in his Ojibwe roots and what would become a spiritual foundation for his life’s work. 

Relearning and regaining Native spiritual practices became an important focus for AIM founders and the AIM movement after much abuse and indoctrination that occurred from the US Government and/or Christian-run “Indian boarding schools”. 

Clyde and Gabriel of Urantia discuss spirituality of the tribes and the belief by many in past lives.

Learn About A Leader & Activist Who Spent 
A Lifetime Fighting For What Is Right.

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About The Interviewer: Gabriel of Urantia

Spiritual Leader, Musician, Author, Visionary Leader & Servant Of Humanity.

Gabriel of Urantia is one of the most unique and distinct spiritual leaders and authors of our time. His work provides wisdom, cosmic absolutes, and answers to the questions of the seeking soul.

He is the co-founder of Global Community Communications Alliance, a multifaceted global change nonprofit, comprised of approximately 120 change agents from five continents. Gabriel of Urantia also co-founded The University of Ascension Science and The Physics of Rebellion located on the campus of Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage in Tumacácori, Arizona.

His lifelong devotion to God and service to humankind has led him through many levels of spiritual growth resulting in his founding innovative and highly successful programs for helping others to ascend spiritually so they can heal and prosper as ascending souls of God.