All these protests and activism, but I don't see Native Americans fighting for our rights. This needs to change.
1968- Minneapolis Minnesota
Thank you all for coming here today to discuss the actions we must take for our voices to be heard. All tribes must come together to strengthen our collective efforts.
1968- Minneapolis, Minnesota
I propose that we form an American Indian Movement Patrol group, to monitor police interaction with Indians around Minneapolis, so we can protect our people from injustice
Dennis Banks, a Native American man from the Chippewa or Anishinaabe tribe, was a founder of the American Indian Movement. From 1967-1968, Banks began thinking about resistance efforts while he was imprisoned for a parole violation.
One of our biggest concerns right now is the police harrassment and targeting of Native Americans