Native American Authors
Dennis J. Banks (Nowa Cumig)
Dennis Banks was born on the Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota. In 1968 he founded the American Indian Movement (AIM) to protect the traditional ways of Indian people and to engage in legal cases protecting treaty rights of natives – such as hunting and fishing, trapping, wild rice. Banks also travels the world lecturing, and providing drug and alcohol counseling. He established the first spiritual run from Avis to Los Angeles. He earned an Associates of Arts degree at Davis University and taught at DQ University, where he became the first American Indian Chancellor.
Online resources by or about Dennis J. Banks:
Dennis Banks Home Page
Author: Dennis Banks
Description: Banks’ official site — includes a message, biography, schedule of appearances, and contact information.
His AIM Is True
Author: Barbara Wilcox
Description: Article about Banks from the 3/14/96 issue of MetroActive.
Native Americans join Japanese for Ainu get-together
Description: An article from Japan Policy & Politics (August 17, 1998) which discusses Banks’ role in a cross-Japan motorcycle trip.
Books by Dennis J. Banks:
Banks, Dennis J.. The opening statements of Russell Means and Dennis Banks in U.S. vs Russell Means and U.S. vs Dennis Banks
St. Paul, MN : Wounded Knee Legal Defense/Offense Committee, 1974.
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