The AIM_Issues Mail List

This is an email based discussion group. (not recomended for those under 17)

The list is owned by AIM members. It is intended for AIM members and AIM supporters to discuss issues concerning the American Indian Movement. It is primarily a list for activists, and not a list for learning about Native Americans. It is a closed list, meaning that those who apply for membership must be approved by the list owner(s). One thing this means is that when one applies for membership, the list owner(s) will reply with a couple of questions before any decision is made. We of course, reserve the right as the list owners to refuse membership without giving a reason. We have also found that it is best for everyone concerned that we restrict our membership to people who reside within the U.S. borders. It is not a moderated list however, so once accepted, any messages posted, go to every other person on the list.

There are a few rules.

1. Personal attacks on another list member will not be tolerated, and offenders will either be placed in a read-only status, or removed from the list. Discussions may become heated, but should not become personal. It is possible to disagree on an issue without attacking the other on a personal level.

2. It is meant to be a friendly forum allowing for discussion of issues that involve and affect Native Americans, and AIM, and what we might be able to do to assist. Discussions, ideas, and questions are encouraged, however, those that stray too far afield from these guidelines will be strongly discouraged. Inappropriate postings will result in the member being unsubscribed without notice.

3. While you are encouraged to post a URL for a web page, either your own or one where you have found useful or noteworthy information, DO NOT forward an entire web page to the list. Pictures are also discouraged, many email programs cannot handle pictures or web pages, and can in fact cause these people a great deal of inconvience. Sometimes an article of interest might be found posted on a web page - use your own judgement here, but due to copyright laws, you should post the URL for the site, and a small extract from the article. Sometimes, you may want to post the entire article, but be aware you may violate copyright laws in doing so. You are responsible for what you post. Forwarding posts that others make should be restricted to news items only, and please give credit to the original poster. Do NOT forward personal posts from the list that are not of a news category.

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