Dennis Banks in Critical Condition; Family Gathering to be at His Side

Dennis Banks in September 2017

Published October 29, 2017

LEECH LAKE INDIAN RESERVATION – American Indian Movement (AIM) co-founder Dennis James Banks, 80, remains in critical condition Sunday night as his family gathers to be at his side. Banks developed a bout of pneumonia as complications arose as the result of undergoing open heart surgery 10 days ago:

The family released a statement on Dennis Banks’ Facebook page late Sunday afternoon:

Our family will honor our father’s wishes that he not be kept alive through the use of life support systems.

This evening our father Dennis James Banks will begin his final journey home to join our ancestors.

Wophila! Miigwech! for all the prayers you’ve shown to our father and our family over the last several weeks. We are deeply grateful for all the support.

We will post information once we’ve made final arrangements.

In Spirit of Our Ancestors,

The Banks Family

 

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