Nowa Cumig - At the Center of the Universe

by Dennis Banks and Michel Tyabji

Released 08/03/2019
Limitless Sky Records
Released 08/03/2019
Limitless Sky Records
Songs, stories, jokes and lessons told by Nowa Cumig or Dennis Banks, co-founder of the American Indian Movement (AIM). Set to music by composer Michel Tyabji.
"It is sad when mistreatment, abuse, neglect and murder of Indian people becomes common.  This is where it started, and this is where it is going to end.  Its a good day to die" - Dennis Banks,  Co-founder of the American Indian Movement, February 6th, 1973, Rapid City.

Seized upon by many to forward the hatred and fear of Native American people, those words rang loud across the land.  On February 27th, 1973, the United States Government sent tanks and war planes to Wounded Knee, the sight of the first major protest organized by The American Indian Movement.  From that day to his last, Dennis Banks worked tirelessly to improve the lives of Native American and all Indigenous peoples the World over.

Dennis' intention with this album is to give us a window into Native American culture.   Its as though you are sitting at the fire with the nurturing Elder Dennis grew into.  Listen to stories of the drum and the songs, the folktales and jokes.  Learn about the important work that defined his life and empowered Indigenous Peoples the World over.

Original music by Michel Tyabji
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered at Limitless Sky West, Los Angeles, by Michel Tyabji.
Artwork by Ojibwa Warrior Productions LLC and Jessica Paderson Pundole.
Liner Notes by Michel Tyabji

Special thanks to Ojibwa Warrior Productions, LLC, Tashina Banks Rama, Hoksila Banks, Takeo Koshikawa, Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, Piazza Trading, Rosa Costanza, Glen Begay, Terry McCaw, Jessica Paderson Pundole, Annie Chow, Lynn Salt and David Muller.

And our eternal thanks to Nowa Cumig. The AIM mission continues.