Objective met…funds have come to Adrienne Riegert, the youngest living hostage of the Seige of Wounded Knee, victim & survivor of the American Indian Movement!


Adrienne Fritze

Thank you Miss Suzanne Dupree! It was wonderful to talk with you last night – so much I needed to hear and know… I also thank Joan Heart, Brian Wilkes, Joe Wade and Sarah Kowal for additional donations. Today we’re using a bit of the extra money to create some kind of leave-behind about Uncover Our Hearts at Wounded Knee project for people who are interested in learning about the truths of others involved in all aspects of the history, and our future, that is so tied into that magical, and what I consider, holy place.

I also am incredibly grateful for the travel assist from my friend John Trimbach, whose father Joseph Trimbach was the FBI agent who was unexpectedly thrust into the role of responding to the militant action during the first days of the Occupation of Wounded Knee in 1973.

Without the assist from each of them, and the many supporters I and the project are fortunate enough to have attracted, this trip to this important conference would not have been possible.

Although I can honestly say that I am nervous, even a little frightened, to re-meet the men who were my captors during that first week of the occupation, I am excited to be able to offer them an opportunity to tell the complete and whole truth about that time and their actions. I know it may be a challenge to offer them love in the face of so much remembered pain and distrust, however it is the path I choose in responding to this opportunity.

I hope to be posting from the conference on our Facebook Uncover page, and I know that I may be more involved in the work of listening, and sharing, to begin to reach a space where reconciliation can occur for all of us.

About Looking Back Woman-Suzanne Dupree

Tetuwan Lakota scholar, educator, historian, Sun Dance participant, Cannunpa carrier, cultural & spiritual preservationist, journalist-writer and fraud investigator.
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One Response to Objective met…funds have come to Adrienne Riegert, the youngest living hostage of the Seige of Wounded Knee, victim & survivor of the American Indian Movement!

  1. Hoping for a very successful Dakota Conference for the participants, victims & survivors of the Seige of Wounded Knee.

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