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Interview with Dennis Banks

November 15, 2009

We had a chance to interview Dennis Banks, co-founder of the American Indian Movement (AIM), while he was in town participating in the Great Lakes History Conference. We talked with Dennis about the US Policy of removing Native children from their communities, what led to the creation of AIM, the 1973 occupation and current Native struggles across the country. The interview is in 4 parts.

 

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  1. November 16, 2009 3:40 am

    Excellent Jeff. He must have felt it was important to talk to you, in spite of being so tired!

  2. Jeff Smith permalink*
    November 16, 2009 1:02 pm

    Bob, he was very tired, but insisted that we do the interview. He was quite gracious the whole time we were there.

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