Dennis Banks Quotes

23 Dennis Banks quotes:

"The Canadian run can be no different, at least in terms of actual running."
"When the run is over, there will be a closing ceremony and the runners will return to the many distant lands from which they came."
"Even the people who come our way look upon us in amazement, that we run only for the healing of Mother Earth."
"Every man should see the birth of his children."
"Most importantly, the meaning of spirituality lays the seeds for our destiny and the path we must follow."
"Rather than point fingers at corporations, we came to the conclusion that we should strengthen our own ceremonies, strengthen what we do."
"To be selected was an honor, and in respect of the family member chosen to run, families held feasts and gave away prized beaver coats, quilled tobacco bags and buffalo hides."
"In 1967 the last Unity Caravan was held."
"Since the beginning, Native Peoples lived a life of being in harmony with all that surrounds us."
"An awareness reached across America that if Native American people had to resort to arms at Wounded Knee, there must really be something wrong."
"I'm on this road for the rest of my life."
"It also called upon traditional people in the Four Directions to strengthen the healing ceremonies and asked people to heed the warnings of Mother Earth."
"It is an understanding with the Great Spirit or Creator that we will follow these ways."
"Many young Japanese were hearing for the first time the words of Native people from the West."
"Then a strong bond develops as they ride together, pray together, eat meals together, and gather in the evening remembering the day's run."
"And Americans realized that native people are still here, that they have a moral standing, a legal standing."
"I have a Father's Day every day."
"In 1978, the tradition of running from village to village with a message was revived. that first run was from Davis to Los Angeles, a distance of 500 miles."
"At the first gathering of the Elders' Circle in 1976, a statement was issued concerning the unique balance between Humankind and our Mother Earth."
"When we arrived in Japan in 1988, we were not prepared for the overwhelming support shown to us."

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