Thursday, December 10, 2015

The Art of Leonard Peltier: Native American Political Prisoner

During his incarceration, Peltier has remained a strong voice for Native rights while his own sad tale has become a symbol of the oppression that Indians still suffer in America. He has received several human rights awards for his good deeds from behind bars which include annual gift drives for the children of Pine Ridge, fund raisers for battered women’s shelters, and donations of the paintings he renders behind bars to Native American recovery programs.

President Obama has the power to grant Leonard Peltier executive clemency. We encourage Americans to demand Leonard Peltier’s release in order to restore him to his people.

More:  http://www.hightimes.com/view/art-leonard-peltier-native-american-political-prisoner

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