D.C. Mondays: The American Indian Movement and The Third Place of Sovereignty

Group of American Indian activists gathered in front of a government building.


In the late 1960s and 1970s the Red Power Movement united Indigenous activism around the country over the disintegration of treaty rights and a resurgent struggle for Indigenous sovereignty. The organization known as The American Indian Movement or AIM became the most powerful voice of the Red Power Movement. Learn about Rising: The American Indian Movement and the Third Space of Sovereignty, a recent digital exhibition on the AIM and select historical events, including a 1971 march on Washington, D.C.

About Danielle Moretti-Langholtz

Danielle Moretti-Langholtz is the director of the Thomasina E. Jordan American Indian Resource Center at William & Mary and administrator of the university’s interdisciplinary Native Studies minor. Her research focus is on the political resurgence of Virginia Indians. Dr. Moretti-Langholtz has also curated four major exhibitions as curator of Native American art at William & Mary’s Muscarelle Museum of Art.

About Matthew Forcier

Matthew Forcier is a graduate student at William and Mary. He was a student curator for the exhibition Rising: The American Indian Movement and the Third Space of Sovereignty, which was awarded the gold medal for Student Projects at the 2020 Southeastern Museums Conference. His research interests include Native American studies, colonialism, geographic information systems and applied archaeology. 

How to Participate

To participate, register online, and we will email you a link and instructions for joining the program on Zoom. Simply follow that link at the time the event starts (12 p.m. EDT). When you register, you can also request to receive a reminder email one day before the program with the link included.  

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