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Hospitalized Lakota Elder's Waist-length Hair Cut without His Permission; Family & AIM Demand Answers

Some 20 members of the American Indian Movement (AIM) from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota journeyed to Aurora, Colorado to demand answers from a Colorado health system about why a Lakota elder's waist-length hair was cut without his permission while he was under the care of the healthcare facility.

The AIM members made local news when they protested on the lawn of the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth) facility last Thursday waving the AIM flag.

They were there to support 65-year-old Arthur Janis (Oglala Sioux Tribe), who was airlifted from Rapid City, South Dakota in September to receive care at the UCHealth hospital for complications from an abdominal illness that caused him to have blood clots.


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