Anna Mae Aquash

“These white people think this country belongs to them. The whole country changed with only a handful of raggedy-ass pilgrims that came over here in the 1500s. And it can take a handful of raggedy-ass Indians to do the same, and I intend to be one of those raggedy-ass Indians. ”

Anna Mae Aquash was a Mi'kmaq activist in the American Indian Movement. She participated in several protests and armed occupations, calling for the return of stolen land. Aquash also helped create the Boston Indian Council and worked on the Little Red Schoolhouse, a primary school that educates indigenous students in Minneapolis.
DESCENT  Nova Scotia, Canada / Mi'kmaq  
DISCIPLINE Activism/Education