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Dennis Banks (born in Minnesota), he is also known as Nowa Cumig, is a famous Educator from USA, he is 81 years old and still alive, born April 12, 1937.

Biography

Dennis Banks is an American Indian activist, actor and ethnic Chippewa. He was a founder of the American Indian Movement (AIM) together with Russell Means and Clyde Bellecourt.

In 1972 he organized the Trail of Broken Treaties. He was also one of the leaders of the movement to Wounded Knee in 1973 and encouraged many lawsuits against the federal government lands. He supported all Indian claims against the federal government, and to violate the laws of South Dakota supporting the claim of Onondaga was imprisoned 18 months in 1985.

In 1994 he led the March for Justice Alcatraz to Washington, addressed the committee in favor of the freedom of Leonard Peltier, and has participated as an actor in films like Last of the Mohican and Thunderheart.

Our collection contains 18 quotes who is written / told by Dennis.

Related authors: Russell Means, Leonard Peltier

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_Banks

Famous quotes by Dennis Banks (18)


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"And Americans realized that native people are still here, that they have a moral standing, a legal standing"
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"In 1978, the tradition of running from village to village with a message was revived. that first run was from Davis to Los Angeles, a distance of 500 miles"
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"Every man should see the birth of his children"
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"Most importantly, the meaning of spirituality lays the seeds for our destiny and the path we must follow"
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"When we arrived in Japan in 1988, we were not prepared for the overwhelming support shown to us"
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"To be selected was an honor, and in respect of the family member chosen to run, families held feasts and gave away prized beaver coats, quilled tobacco bags and buffalo hides"
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"In 1990 we ran across Europe through 13 countries and covering 7,130 miles"
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"Even the people who come our way look upon us in amazement, that we run only for the healing of Mother Earth"
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"The Canadian run can be no different, at least in terms of actual running"
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"I have a Father's Day every day"
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"When you have a spiritual foundation, you look at poverty differently then"
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"The Sun, Moon and Stars are there to guide us"
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"It is an understanding with the Great Spirit or Creator that we will follow these ways"
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"In 1967 the last Unity Caravan was held"
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"Since the beginning, Native Peoples lived a life of being in harmony with all that surrounds us"
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"Many young Japanese were hearing for the first time the words of Native people from the West"
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"It also called upon traditional people in the Four Directions to strengthen the healing ceremonies and asked people to heed the warnings of Mother Earth"
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"I'm on this road for the rest of my life"


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