Robert Robideau

February 19, 2009

Robert Robideau has passed away. I had the great honor to meet Mr. Robideau a little less than a year ago, and it was one of the high points of my life. He was one of the most generous men I’ve ever known, and, as his long history of standing up for Indian people evidences, one of the most courageous activists of the last century.

From Colorado AIM.

It is with sadness that we report the passing of our brother and friend Bob Robideau to the Spirit World. Many people talk about what it is to be a warrior, and what it is to fight for the freedom of indigenous people — Bob Robideau lived it. Bob was a great role model for AIM members everywhere. He epitomized what it was to be a member of AIM, not through posturing, not through rhetoric, but in action. He put his life on the line, and he was relentless in his defense of Indian people everywhere. He will be very deeply missed, and will always be remembered.


You can see Mr. Robideau interviewed in Michael Apted’s landmark documentary, Incident at Oglala.

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