DENNIS BANKS LEADS THE LONGEST WALK 5
“The longest walk will reunite, Were coming together into the light, Emancipation one nation in celebration all our relations” – lyrics from the single Iron Horse by Romero / Mirabal.
Dennis Banks, a co-founder of the American Indian Movement, will be leading The Longest Walk 5 beginning February 13 at La Jolla Shores in San Diego, California. Banks has declared this walk to be a war on drugs. The first Longest Walk was organized in 1978 to bring attention to 11 bills pending in the U.S. Congress. The Native Americans Equal Opportunity Act would have eliminated all treaties between the U.S. government and tribal nations. This bill did not pass largely due to the attention brought by the walk from California to Washington D.C.Read more at INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK