Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

November 23, 2017

Honoring the Life of Revolutionary Dennis Banks, Photos by Bad Bear

Western Shsohone Nation Spiritual Leader Johnnie Bobb offers prayer for Dennis Banks journey during at the InterTribal Friendship House. Photo by Carl Bad Bear Sampson.

Photos by Long Walker, Photojournalist Carl Bad Bear Sampson, Western Shsohone

Dennis Banks was honored at a celebration at the InterTribal Friendship House in Oakland, California, on Nov. 22, 2017. Western Shoshone Nation Spiritual Leader Johnnie Bobb; Walkers from the Walk for the Salmon, Seattle to San Francisco; AIM West; supporters and friends joined the local community to remember the life of the revolutionary and co-founder of the American Indian Movement. Dennis  played a leading role in bringing about new legislation to uphold Native American rights, and instilled courage in many to rise up, resist and fight the machine. Dennis is remembered for his key roles at Wounded Knee in 1973 and with the Longest Walks.

Watch livestream video below by Govinda Dalton, Earthcycles

Photos copyright Carl Sampson

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