Dennis Banks

Actor, Author

1937 –

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Who is Dennis Banks?

Dennis Banks, 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. 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 cofounded in 1968 with Native Americans in Minneapolis.

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Born
Apr 12, 1937
Leech Lake Indian Reservation
Also known as
  • Nowa Cumig
  • Naawakamig
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • Ojibwe
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of California, Davis
Lived in
  • Minnesota

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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