In this edition of First Person Plural, we hear the story of Richard “Dick” Bancroft, who used his passion for social justice to become a documentary photographer for the American Indian Movement (AIM). Bancroft began working with AIM in the Twin Cities in the 1970s and travelled the world, covering many of the movement’s political, spiritual and cultural activities for more than 40 years. This story was produced by Dixie Treichel.
Photo of Indigenous Delegations & Russell Means at the World Forum in Geneva, Switzerland, 1977 by Dick Bancroft.
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