Dennis Banks, co-founder of the American Indian Movement (AIM) Dennis Banks, co-founder of the American Indian Movement (AIM)
Dennis Banks, co-founder of the American Indian Movement (AIM)

A Good Day to Die

The American Indian Movement (AIM) was founded in 1968 in large part to call attention to the plight of Indians living in urban centers, ultimately changing the national discourse around Native American issues.

David Mueller and Lynn Salt’s documentary looks back at the life of AIM founder Dennis Banks in what documentarian Ken Burns calls “an essential chapter in the all-too-infrequently told tale of those who can truly call this continent home.” (2010, dir. David Mueller and Lynn Salt, 93 min.)

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