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11/6/2017

article A fighter against oppression to his last breath
(Minnesota) -- DENNIS BANKS, a co-founder of the American Indian Movement (AIM) and lifelong freedom fighter for Indigenous rights, passed away on October 29 at age 80.

11/4/2017

article The Legacy of Dennis Banks
(Minnesota) -- Noted civil rights activist Dennis J. Banks, who co-founded the American Indian Movement and championed indigenous rights in the face of continuing...
press release National Indian Gaming Association Mourns the Loss of Native American Activist Dennis Banks
(Indian Country) -- The National Indian Gaming Association joins the rest of Indian Country in mourning the loss of Native American rights advocate and leader of the...

11/3/2017

article Dennis Banks Makes Final Journey Home to Leech Lake Indian Reservation
(Michigan) -- Dennis J. Banks, co-founder of the American Indian Movement (AIM), made his final journey home to the Leech Lake Indian Reservation on Thursday afternoon...

11/1/2017

article American Indian community honors Dennis Banks' vision and leadership
(Minnesota) -- With a ceremonial fire burning outside and the aroma of sage wafting inside, a tribute to an influential American Indian activist began Wednesday at a...
article Leech Lake offices to close Friday in honor of Banks
(Minnesota) -- Leech Lake offices will close Friday in honor of Dennis Banks, who died Sunday and age 80. The Leech Lake Tribal Council and band staff offered...

10/31/2017

article American Indian Movement Co-Founder Dennis Banks Dies at 80 Years of Age
(Minnesota) -- American Indian Movement co-founder, activist, author and teacher Dennis Banks has died at 80 years of age. Banks died from complications of pneumonia he...
article Native American activist Dennis Banks' life in photos, 1937-2017
(Minnesota) -- Dennis Banks, who helped found the American Indian Movement and engaged in sometimes-violent uprisings against the U.S. government, including the armed...
article Reporter's Notebook: Trailing AIM Activist Dennis Banks In The Cold
(Minnesota) -- As NPR's The Two-Way has just reported, American Indian Movement activist and co-founder Dennis Banks has died at the age of 80. Banks is best...
article Services set for AIM leader Dennis Banks in Minneapolis
(Minnesota) -- Funeral services for Dennis Banks, leader and co-founder of the American Indian Movement, will begin at noon Wednesday with a wake and service at the...

10/30/2017

article Dennis Banks, American Indian activist, AIM and Wounded Knee figure, dies
(Minnesota) -- American Indian activist Dennis Banks of Cass Lake died Sunday night, his family said on Monday. He was 80 years old. The family posted on Banks'...
article Dennis Banks, American Indian Civil Rights Leader, Dies at 80
(Minnesota) -- Dennis J. Banks, the militant Chippewa who founded the American Indian Movement in 1968 and led often-violent insurrections to protest the treatment of...
article Native American activist Dennis Banks dies at 80
(Minnesota) -- Dennis Banks, a founding member of the American Indian Movement, died Sunday, according to his family. Banks, an Anishinabe, Ojibwa, was 80. In 1968, he...
article Obituary: Longtime American Indian activist Dennis Banks
(Minnesota) -- Dennis Banks, a longtime national American Indian activist who was acquitted in the famed 1970s Wounded Knee uprising trial, has died, his family said...

6/1/2017

article KADER: Urban American Indian Populations Age As Unelected Leadership Walks On
(Ohio) -- In the Midwestern city of Cleveland, Ohio, the professional sports teams are better known than the ethnic struggles of its rank and file citizens.

3/23/2017

article American Indian Movement launches community patrol in Winnipeg
(Manitoba) -- A new community patrol has hit Winnipeg's streets. A chapter of the American Indian Movement has started in the city's core area and will patrol...

10/20/2016

article AIM leader Clyde Bellecourt tells his story in new book
(Minnesota) -- Over the past 48 years, one of the principal figures in the national movement to end discrimination and right centuries of injustices against American...

7/26/2016

article Man arrested for spray-painting US flag gets $55K in lawsuit
(Pennsylvania) -- A man arrested for painting the letters “AIM” on an American flag that he flew upside-down at his house in protest has settled his free...
article Why a Penn. man arrested for flag desecration was awarded $55,000
(Pennsylvania) -- A Pennsylvania man was arrested in 2014 for flying a upside down, spray-painted flag off of his front porch. Joshua Brubaker later sued the township of...

6/29/2016

article Dick Bancroft has shot photos of the American Indian struggle for 46 years
(Minnesota) -- Dick Bancroft was a dropout from the University of Minnesota, an insurance salesman, then a Presbyterian missionary who lived in Nairobi, Kenya, with his...

6/20/2016

article A.I.M. leaders question Anna Mae at Wounded Knee Legal Defense Office in 1975
(South Dakota) -- Behind the scenes in the 1975 murder of American Indian Movement leader, Naguset Eask, lays a saga of lost love, nawizi (jealousy), revenge, a...

3/3/2016

article Native Sun News: Murder of Anna Mae still leaves open questions
(Nova Scotia) -- Initially told that Anna Mae Pictou Aquash was killed by the FBI and honored with a traditional burial worthy of a woman warrior, the actual truth is...

12/13/2015

article John Trudell, 69; Native American activist, poet
(California) -- John Trudell, who was a spokesman for American Indian protesters during their 1969 occupation of Alcatraz Island and later headed the American Indian...

11/22/2015

article American Indian Movement Conference live from San Francisco
(California) -- The annual AIM West Conference began today with a memorial for Darrell Standing Elk, Lakota. Standing Elk was honored by his family and friends.

9/5/2015

article Dennis Banks Issues a State of War Declaration between AIM and Drugs; Will Lead Longest Walk 5 – War on Drugs
(Michigan) -- Dennis Banks, co-founder of the American Indian Movement, has announced he will lead the “Longest Walk 5 – War on Drugs,” along a three-...

8/3/2015

article COLUMN: Little Known Characters in America: Russell Means
(Illinois) -- Russell Means was an American Oglala Lakota Indian born on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota on November 10, 1939. To escape the poverty of...

5/2/2015

article Judge Rules Pennsylvania’s Man had Right to Fly American Flag Upside Down Sprayed with AIM on It
(Pennsylvania) -- A county judge in Blair County, Pennsylvania has dismissed criminal charges against Joshuaa Brubaker, 38, of Duncansville, Pennsylvania, who was...

3/20/2015

article AIM Leader Dennis Banks to Sign Copies of “A Good Day to Die” DVD
(Michigan) -- Dennis Banks, co-founder of the American Indian Movement, will be in suburban Grand Rapids to sign copies of “A Good Day to Die: The Movement that...

2/5/2015

article 'We Just Want to Be Treated Equal': AIM Protests Racism at Civic Center
(South Dakota) -- The American Indian Movement held a peaceful protest outside the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City, South Dakota, on Wednesday to raise...

2/4/2015

article Peaceful protest brings attention to recent racial incident in Rapid City
(South Dakota) -- The American Indian Movement held a peaceful protest Wednesday evening outside the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. It was all to bring attention to the...

11/15/2014

article DUNN: The means to an end
(Massachusetts) -- Readers younger than 50 might never have heard of the following incident that took place on Thanksgiving Day 1970 in Plymouth.

5/23/2014

article Man Charged for Displaying Upside Down American Flag with AIM on It to be Represented by Penn State Victims’ Attorney
(Pennsylvania) -- Joshuaa Brubaker, who was charged with a misdemeanor for hanging an American flag upside down with “AIM” sprayed in white letters, will be...

5/20/2014

article AIM Supporter Charged With Desecrating American Flag
(Pennsylvania) -- Joshua Brubaker of Blair County, Pennsylvania has been cited for displaying an upside down American Flag spray-painted with “AIM” across it...

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