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Leech Lake Indian Reservation
LEECH LAKE INDIAN RESERVATION American Indian Movement co-founder Dennis Banks turns 75 on April 12, but his birthday will be officially celebrated on Friday, the 13th.
“People don't like to celebrate birthdays on Thursdays, so we decided we would celebrate my birthday on Friday, the 13th.”
Stated Banks to the Native News Network on Sunday evening with laughter in his voice.
“We want as many people who want to come to join us.”
The Celebration for Dennis Banks' 75th Birthday will be hosted by Russell Means, comedian Charlie Hill and Banks' brother, Mark Banks, at the Northern Lights Casino on the Leech Lake Indian Reservation.
During the birthday celebration, Dennis Banks will be roasted.
The emcee of the roast is Charlie Hill, Oneida, who is a comedian whose laugh-out-loud comedy routines are seasoned with insightful observations about modern America and how American Indians fit into it. Hill has written for the "Roseanne" show and has appeared on "The Late Show with David Letterman," and the "Tonight Show" starring Jay Leno.
WHAT: 75th Birthday Celebration for Dennis Banks
WHEN: Friday, April 13
WHERE: Northern Lights Casino
6800 Y Frontage Road Northwest
posted March 19, 2012 6:50 am edt
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