Leonard Peltier play debuts at Boulder museum

"My Life Is My Sun Dance," a play based on the autobiography of imprisoned American Indian Movement activist Leonard Peltier, debuts tonight at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art in Colorado.

Doug Foote who is Lakota from the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in South Dakota, plays the lead in the Theatre 13 production. It's his first speaking role and he feels honored to fill the shoes of the activist.

"What has he done, and what he has fought for, I too have been through that," Foote told The Denver Rocky Mountain News. "I am very honored and humbled to play that part of Leonard Peltier."

Foote served a tour of duty in Iraq. He suffered a knee injury when an improvised explosive device went off. He's a fancy dancer and a drummer who hopes to return to his tribe to work as a youth counselor.

Foote is part of an all-Native cast for "My Life Is My Sun Dance." The play is set inside Peltier's prison cell, where he is serving two life terms for the June 1975 murders of two FBI agents on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

Get the Story:
Actor feels honor taking Peltier role (The Denver Rocky Mountain News 3/15)
Seven Days (The Colorado Springs Independent 3/15)

Relevant Links:
Leonard Peltier Defense Committee - http://www.leonardpeltier.org
Free Leonard Peltier - http://www.freepeltier.org

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