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Advocate for the American Indian Movement to speak at New Mexico State

Russell Means, an advocate for rural culture, will visit New Mexico State University at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, to discuss how federal land use policies will affect New Mexico's culture. His presentation will take place in the Corbett Center Auditorium.

as the first national director of the American Indian Movement. For more than 30 years he has been an activist for indigenous people throughout North and South America supporting rural farming, economics and values.

During the 1980s he became active in the Libertarian Party, seeking the presidential nomination in 1988. In June, Means was nominated as New Mexico Libertarian Party candidate for governor in 2002.

He appeared in "The Last of the Mohicans" and "Natural Born Killers" and was featured in the television shows "Walker, Texas Ranger" and "Touched by an Angel." In 1993, he founded a multi-media production company.

Means' visit is co-sponsored by the university's American Indian Program office and the campus Libertarians.

For more information call the American Indian Program office at (505) 646-4207.