Dennis Banks Being Remembered This Weekend on the Leech Lake Indian Reservation

Banks was laid to rest at with traditional burial at the Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig Cemetery at Battle Point on the Leech Lake Reservation last year. His gravestone was unveiled this past week.

Published November 10, 2018

Dennis Banks in September 2017

LEECH LAKE INDIAN RESERVATION — Family and friends of the late Dennis Banks, co-founder of the American Indian Movement, are at the Leech Lake Indian Reservation in northern Minnesota to commemorate the anniversary of Banks entering into the spirit world. Banks walked on last year on October 29, 2017.

Banks memory will be honored at the Leech Lake Veteran’s Powwow at Northern Lights Casino on Saturday, November 10, 2018. The Leech Lake Tribe is giving time to the family during the Powwow their father, Dennis Banks.

Grand Entry for the powwow is at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m. a documentary movie will be shown in a separate room. After the movie, an open microphone will be allow family members and friends to share memories of Banks. At 5:00 p.m. a traditional meal in Dennis Banks’ honor will be held. A giveaway and honor song to follow.

Banks was laid to rest at  with traditional burial at the Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig Cemetery at Battle Point on the Leech Lake Reservation. Earlier this week, a headstone was unveiled at Banks’ grave.

Tashina Banks Rama, daugther of Dennis Banks from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, is daped with the AIM flag last year.

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