Dennis Banks date of birth:

April 12, 1937

How old was Dennis Banks when died?

80

Where was Dennis Banks born?

Leech Lake Indian Reservation, Minnesota

When did Dennis Banks die?

October 29, 2017

What is Dennis Banks nationality?

American

What is Dennis Banks's occupation?

Teacher, lecturer, activist, author

Short Biography

Dennis Banks (born April 12, 1937), a Native American leader, teacher, lecturer, activist and author, is an Anishinaabe born on Leech Lake Indian Reservation in northern Minnesota. Banks is also known as Nowa Cumig (Naawakamig in the Double Vowel System). His name in the Ojibwe language means "In the Center of the Universe." He has been a longtime leader of the American Indian Movement, which he co-founded in 1968 with Native Americans in Minneapolis.