"I am leading this walk in honor of my father's and daughter's memories," Darla Banks said. "Native people suffer domestic violence at alarming rates. We walk to bring awareness to this tragic epidemic."
Spirit Walk 2022
A Dennis Banks Movement for the Seventh Generation
Dennis Banks is a Native American leader, teacher, lecturer, activist, and author. He is an Anishinabe, Ojibwa, born on Leech Lake Indian Reservation in northern Minnesota. In 1968 he co-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, and wild ricing/
“America is caught in the eye of a monster drug storm and violence and it is devastating our communities. We need to stand united on all the issues Native Americans and America faces today. To do so we must have a strong society. Standing Rock proved we can come together to aid to each other. We must continue in that same spirit and halt the flow of drugs and violence into our communities to remain strong. Victory shall dwell in the house of unity, to those that follow that spirit. Throughout this journey we seek cultural solutions on why we hurt and abuse ourselves and others. We bring people together to discuss the issues, raise awareness, gather information and make a plan of action to turnaround these disturbing statistics.”
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