MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eddie Benton-Banai, one of many founders of the American Indian Motion that was shaped partly in response to alleged police brutality towards Indigenous folks, has died. He was 89. A household buddy says Benton-Banai died Monday at a care middle in Hayward, Wisconsin, the place he had been staying for months. Benton-Banai made a lifetime of connecting American Indians to their spirituality and sovereignty, and was a grand chief, or religious chief. American Indian Motion co-founder Clyde Bellecourt says the group’s creation will be traced again to a cultural program he and Benton-Banai began in a Minnesota jail within the Sixties. He remembered Benton-Banai as a holy man.