Following are excerpts from a statement written by Native political prisoner Leonard Peltier on June 26, 2015. Peltier has been falsely imprisoned for 40 years. In a July 5, 2007, Workers World article, Brenda Ryan wrote: “In Native American history, June 26th is a day of anguish. On that date in 1975, two FBI agents in unmarked cars drove onto a ranch on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. More than 150 agents, vigilantes and law enforcement surrounded the property and opened fire. In the resulting shootout, a young Native man and two FBI agents were killed.
Correction: Leonard Peltier has been imprisoned for 39+ years.