Rose Downwind's Tragic Death: A Wake Up Call – Native Women's Lives Matter!


Dennis Banks has been a leader among American Indians since he co-founded the American Indian Movement in 1968. During the ensuing decades since then, Banks has tirelessly sought to bring attention to issues impacting Native lives across Indian Country.

Even though Banks is in his late 70s, he will lead the Longest Walk V: War on Drugs this coming February 2016 because he thinks drugs are too rampant among American Indians and are killing our Native people.

Tragically, he and his family are now experiencing their own grief and sorrow because one of the most important issues facing contemporary Native women has hit home to the Banks’ family: Violence against Native women.


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