By Levi Rickert
Dennis Banks, cofounder of the American Indian Movement, has issued a Declaration of War on Diabetes.
Throughout the various routes across America, motorcyclists will stop at various American Indian reservations and communities as they journey to Washington.
Once in Washington, the group will visit members of Congress and present them with a national diabetes policy, according to Banks.
This will be the second endeavor by Banks to draw attention to the ill-effects of diabetes in Indian country. In 2011, he led the "Longest Walk 3–Reversing Diabetes" that took the long walkers to 72 American Indian reservations and communities before they arrived in Washington.