Alcatraz Island to Washington, D.C.
February 11, 2006 - April 22, 2006 (Earth Day)



Dennis Banks - 2006 02 16 in Parker, ArizonaOn this page, you can find a few radio interviews of Dennis Banks and other Sacred Run participants. You will also find music by Dennis and other contributing artists.  If you would like to add your recording, please email the websteward.  Downloads are mp3 files - please be patient while the file is loading.

Live Online Interview (upcoming event)

Dennis Banks interview, State of the Earth address
Thursday, April 20, 2006, 6pm:

Radio Interviews and Reports

Sacred Run Participants Hope Their Action Will Lead to a More Peaceful World (external link to Real Media file)
Between the Lines interview with Marcus Atkinson, Sacred Runner & Australian peace activist, conducted by Melinda Tuhus. Read the introduction on Between The Lines, Week Ending April 14, 2006.

Sacred Runners Visit Louisiana’s Houma Nation  
Melinda Tuhus reports from Golden Meadow, Louisiana, on Free Speech Radio News (
Monday, April 03, 2006

"An annual Native American sacred run themed 'Running for Peace and Mother Earth' added a third goal this year for hurricane recovery. Runners and walkers took a detour of almost a thousand miles from their normal cross-country route to visit the Houma Tribal Nation in the bayous of southern Louisiana. There, they learned about the devastation caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and about the role of the oil and gas industry in the disenfranchisement of the native people."
(NOTE: this is a 14MB mp3 file.  The 2:48 minute Sacred Run segment is near the end - scroll ahead to minute 20.)

Dennis Banks speaking about Sacred Run 2006
Recorded at the Roxie, San Francisco, February 2, 2006 by Marie Gilardin of TUC Radio,
This is a moving, unedited, 27 minute speech on the origins of the run, the way walking changes people's lives, Native American land rights, the names of the many tribes that will host the walk along the way, the occupation of Alcatraz, his time in prison, and his meeting with Cindy Sheehan when he joined her in Crawford. This is an appeal to join, meet or support the walk.

Dennis Banks speaking about Sacred Run 2006
Recorded on KPFA 94.1FM,, Wednesday, Feb. 1 by Dennis Bernstein, Flashpoints
Renowned Native American leader and co-founder of the American Indian Movement Dennis Banks talks about the new run for life, across the country from San Francisco to Washington DC; also, Dahr Jamail reports from the Al-Jazeera conference on media responsibility in a time of war and occupation; Palestinian refugee youth visit their original villages inside Israel; and the Knight Report. (Note: Dennis' interview does not come until minute 16 on this 1 hour recording.)



Dennis Banks' CD, Still Strong
          You are welcome to download the following "snippets" of tracks from Still Strong.
          To purchase the cd and make a donation to Nowa Cumig Institute, please contact:

Red Hot Promotions
Nancy Lewis
P.O.1817 Sausalito, CA 94965
or e-mail to:

1.Still Strong, Dennis Banks Still Strong (Narrative Version)
2. Honor Song
3. Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Indians
4. Man in San Francisco
5. Peltier Song
6. Still Strong
7. Sacred Run Song
8. The Flip Side
9. The American Indian Movement National Anthem
10. Sacred Rock (Is Where I Am)

Mary Susan Gast

Run to the Dawn, by Mary Susan Gast, written for Sacred Run 2006

Robby Romero and Red Thunder (with permission, © Robby Romero and Red Thunder,

Desert Dream on Robby Romero's album, Native Children's Survival

Sacred Run (Sacred Circle) on Robby Romero's album, Native Children's Survival


Reflections from the Road


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