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Mark Trahant: 10 Indian Country questions for the presidential debate
Mark Trahant: 10 Indian Country questions for the presidential debate (June 25, 2019)

Democrats are holding their first presidential debates but the candidates most familiar with Indian issues are not participating.


'Release our brother': Riders seek justice for Leonard Peltier
'Release our brother': Riders seek justice for Leonard Peltier (August 6, 2018)

The Leonard Peltier Freedom Ride is a 1,500-mile journey for justice for the imprisoned American Indian activist.


Leonard Peltier: Dennis Banks was one of the greatest Indian warriors of our time
Leonard Peltier: Dennis Banks was one of the greatest Indian warriors of our time (November 2, 2017)

Let my voice join in harmony, with the brothers and sisters of the American Indian Movement, to address our great loss of your father, grandfather, brother and friend Dennis Banks.


Gyasi Ross: Fired FBI director made sure Leonard Peltier stayed in prison
Gyasi Ross: Fired FBI director made sure Leonard Peltier stayed in prison (May 22, 2017)

There is nothing heroic about James Comey, Blackfeet Nation citizen Gyasi Ross writes on Indian Country Media Network.


Leonard Peltier remains behind bars as Obama rejects bid for clemency
Leonard Peltier remains behind bars as Obama rejects bid for clemency (January 19, 2017)

Leonard Peltier, 72, is serving two life sentences after being convicted for the murders of two FBI agents.


Native Sun News Today: Leonard Peltier prosecutor supports clemency bid
Native Sun News Today: Leonard Peltier prosecutor supports clemency bid (January 11, 2017)

In an extraordinary action, former federal prosecutor James Reynolds sent an open letter to President Barack Obama requesting clemency for convicted activist Leonard Peltier


Statue of imprisoned activist Leonard Peltier coming down in D.C.
Statue of imprisoned activist Leonard Peltier coming down in D.C. (January 3, 2017)

American University initially took no position on the 9-foot-tall wooden statue but changed course after hearing from an FBI-affiliated group.


Michelle LaPena: Lessons from the movement at Standing Rock
Michelle LaPena: Lessons from the movement at Standing Rock (November 17, 2016)

'There comes a time when history begins to repeat itself.'


Oglala Sioux Tribe credits the late Janet Reno for Indian Country initiatives
Oglala Sioux Tribe credits the late Janet Reno for Indian Country initiatives (November 7, 2016)

The first woman to serve as Attorney General first gained experience with tribes while growing up in Florida.


Leonard Peltier: My last best hope for freedom lies with President Barack Obama
Leonard Peltier: My last best hope for freedom lies with President Barack Obama (June 30, 2016)

As the First Peoples of Turtle Island, we live with daily reminders of the centuries of efforts to terminate our nations, eliminate our cultures, and destroy our relatives and families.


Jasmine Heiss: There's still time for President Obama to set Leonard Peltier free
Jasmine Heiss: There's still time for President Obama to set Leonard Peltier free (May 23, 2016)

The first time I met with U.S. prisoner Leonard Peltier, he was planning his funeral.


WGN America orders pilot of 'Scalped' set on fictitious reservation
WGN America orders pilot of 'Scalped' set on fictitious reservation (March 10, 2016)

Insiders tell The Hollywood Reporter that WGN America is considering an all-Native case for the television adaptation of the critically-acclaimed comic.


Cutcha Risling Baldy: Don't let Leonard Peltier die in prison system
Cutcha Risling Baldy: Don't let Leonard Peltier die in prison system (February 8, 2016)

The case against him is shaky, that’s the best way I can describe it, and it seems he is the victim of an overzealous prosecution during a period of time when being a Native activist was treated like an act of treason.


American Indian Movement activist John Trudell passes on at 69
American Indian Movement activist John Trudell passes on at 69 (December 9, 2015)

'I don't want to tell people how to remember me,' the late legend said prior to his passing. 'I want people to remember me as they remember me.'


Frank Hopper: Leonard Peltier persecuted by FBI even behind bars
Frank Hopper: Leonard Peltier persecuted by FBI even behind bars (December 7, 2015)

In a maximum-security prison in Coleman, Florida, a 71-year-old Native man sits at an easel painting.


Leonard Peltier paintings being removed after complaint
Leonard Peltier paintings being removed after complaint (November 16, 2015)

The Retired FBI Agents Association complained about the paintings at the Washington Department of Labor and Industries.


Cynthia Dunne: Justice has been served in Leonard Peltier case
Cynthia Dunne: Justice has been served in Leonard Peltier case (July 27, 2015)

It is time for President Obama to grant Clemency to Leonard Peltier.


Editorial: We need to be careful about who we choose as heroes
Editorial: We need to be careful about who we choose as heroes (June 19, 2015)

There will be a 3-day 'Free Leonard Peltier' meeting at Oglala on the Pine Ridge Reservation starting on June 25.


Peter Matthiessen, author of Leonard Peltier book, passes away
Peter Matthiessen, author of Leonard Peltier book, passes away (April 7, 2014)

Peter Matthiessen, the author of In the Spirit of Crazy Horse and a staunch defender of imprisoned American Indian Movement activist Leonard Peltier, died on Saturday.


Opinion: President Obama should let Leonard Peltier go free
Opinion: President Obama should let Leonard Peltier go free (December 10, 2013)

Writers call on President Barack Obama to set imprisoned American Indian Movement activist Leonard Peltier free.


Ruth Hopkins: Leonard Peltier should be set free after 36 years
Ruth Hopkins: Leonard Peltier should be set free after 36 years (December 9, 2013)

Ruth Hopkins calls on President Barack Obama to set American Indian Movement activist Leonard Peltier free.


Cole DeLaune: Minorities still unequal in the eyes of the law
Cole DeLaune: Minorities still unequal in the eyes of the law (May 23, 2013)

Cole DeLane connects Assata Shakur, the first woman on the FBI list of most wanted terrorists, to imprisoned American Indian Movement activist Leonard Peltier: By contrast, Shakur spent much of...


Al Jazeera: Obama urged to grant clemency  for Leonard Peltier
Al Jazeera: Obama urged to grant clemency for Leonard Peltier (April 19, 2013)

Jason Coppola calls Leonard Peltier case "a stain on the judicial system of the United States:" "I think I can explain beyond serious doubt, that Leonard Peltier has committed no...


Adrian Jawort: Leonard  Peltier  an obstacle to his own freedom
Adrian Jawort: Leonard Peltier an obstacle to his own freedom (December 21, 2012)

"Leonard Peltier supporters, the fact that Barack Obama has taken such personal interest in the U.S. government’s relations with American Indians renews hope of a presidential pardon after he was...


Democracy Now: Leonard Peltier  seeks clemency from Obama
Democracy Now: Leonard Peltier seeks clemency from Obama (December 13, 2012)

"During the holidays, the atmosphere of goodwill and mercy traditionally extends all the way to the nation’s highest leaders, with presidents typically pardoning more prisoners than any other time in...


Agua Caliente Band slams Rep. Mary Bono Mack for comments
Agua Caliente Band slams Rep. Mary Bono Mack for comments (October 19, 2012)

The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians says Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-California) has insulted all Native Americans in her campaign against Democratic opponent Raul Ruiz. Chairman Jeff L. Grubbe...


Rep.  Mary Bono Mack blasts opponent  for  1997  Native protest
Rep. Mary Bono Mack blasts opponent for 1997 Native protest (October 16, 2012)

Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-California) released an ad that characterized her Democratic opponent Raul Ruiz as a "radical" because he took part in protests on Thanksgiving Day. As a...


FBI names building for agents killed at Pine Ridge Reservation
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FBI names building for agents killed at Pine Ridge Reservation (May 1, 2012)

The FBI named a new building after two agents who were killed on the Pine Ridge Reservation in 1975. Jack Coler and Ronald Williams were killed on June 26, 1975....


Native Sun News: Retired FBI agent takes on  Peltier and AIM
Native Sun News: Retired FBI agent takes on Peltier and AIM (January 19, 2012)

The following story was written and reported by Jesse Abernathy. All content © Native Sun News. Leonard Peltier has almost incomprehensibly built a steady, loyal troop of backers from all...


Democracy Now: Leonard Peltier now   in solitary confinement
Democracy Now: Leonard Peltier now in solitary confinement (July 13, 2011)

"Supporters of the imprisoned Native American activist Leonard Peltier are condemning a decision by prison authorities in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, to send him to solitary confinement in late June for two...


Subversify: The American Indian Movement and Leonard Peltier
Subversify: The American Indian Movement and Leonard Peltier (July 5, 2011)

"June 26th. marked the anniversary of one of the greatest infamies committed in contemporary times by the U.S. Government against its own First People. On that day, in 1975, federal...