Dennis Banks – The Sacred Run 2006

Recorded at the Roxie, San Francisco, February 2, 2006.
Dennis Banks, co-founder of AIM, participant in the occupation of Alcatraz and in the defense of Wounded Knee, and co-founder of the annual Sacred Run, spoke on the eve of the 2006 run from San Francisco to Washington, DC.

This is a moving, unedited, 27 minute speech on the origins of the run, the way walking changes people’s lives, Native American land rights, the names of the many tribes that will host the walk along the way, the occupation of Alcatraz, his time in prison, and his meeting with Cindy Sheehan when he joined her in Crawford.
A radio quality mp3 file click HERE
The walk began after a sunrise ceremony on Alcatraz, San Francisco Bay, on February 11th and ended in Washington, DC, on April 22. The route crossed CA, AZ, NM, TX, OK, AR, LA, MS, AL, TN, SC, NC, VA, to Washington DC) at: This recording has no introduction. Please write your own from the material above and the biography of Dennis Banks amazing life on his web site:

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