Apr 15 DENNIS BANKS 80th BIRTHDAY ROAST

Photo by: Takeo Koshikawa

Leech Lake Reservation: On April 15, 2017, family and friends came together to roast Dennis Banks at The Dennis Banks 80th Birthday Roast.  Mark Banks, Dennis’ elder brother and Master of Ceremonies said about Dennis, “To be a pipe carrier you have to be true to the cause, true to your people and Dennis is that way.”

The party was held at Northern Lights Hotel & Casino and included dinner, a screening of “A Good Day To Die” (A documentary film about the life of American Indian Movement Leader Dennis Banks) with performances by Robby Romero and Mitch Walking Elk and a presentation from The Longest Walk 5, a spiritual walk and run founded by Dennis Banks.