By Levi Rickert
Over the ensuing decades, both men have remained fighters for American Indian rights.
Both men were together again in New Mexico last week Thursday, as Means is in the fight for his life. In July he was diagnosed with esophagus cancer and elected not have surgery which would have required removal of a major portion of his tongue.
Banks flew to Albuquerque and traveled to visit to see Means at his rural home near San Jose, New Mexico.
“He is a fighter. He is in the battle with cancer and seeking alternative healing,” Banks told the Native News Network Friday evening.
“He is still very strong--strong-minded, and robust as ever,” Banks continued.