Dennis Banks (Ojibwa), author of Ojibwa Warrior and one of the original members of the American Indian Movement, talks and conducts research about diabetes in the American Indian community as part of the RIDE TO REVERSE DIABETES. The Ride to Reverse Diabetes is a cross-country motorcycle run to bring awareness of and conduct research into diabetes and its affects on indigenous people. Sponsored in cooperation with the NOWA COMIG INSTITUTE, the riders' aims are:
To canvas the roads across America and collect
information on the affects of type 1 & 2 diabetes:
to formulate a national policy that the U.S congress will
enact and support: To convince the American public to
join this war and halt & reverse this epidemic thru
forums, community actions, fitness programs,
a national gardening program and National events.
Mr. Banks will be speaking and meeting with the public to gather health information. This event is aimed at the general American Indian/Native American population, health professionals and anyone else with an interest in indigenous health concerns.
The Ride to Reverse Diabetes culminates in Washington, D.C. at the end of this month.