Saturday, January 29, 2011

Black Hills Treaty Council Resolution Demands Release of Leonard Peltier


From Kent Lebsock, Owe Aku International Justice Project

We are forwarding the attached Resolution that was passed today by consensus by the Black Hills Sioux Nation Treaty Council representing the traditional, non-colonial government of the Lakota Oyate. It was also supported by delegates from the treaty councils of Dakota and Nakota relatives. We send it out to the world with prayers for Leonard Peltier and call for his immediate release while acknowledging all the sacrifices of our warriors fighting for freedom. Hecetu.
Kent Lebsock
Coordinator
Owe Aku International Justice Project
for Lakota Treaty Justice & Advocacy
oweakuinternational@me.com 646-233-4406
on the web at
www.oweakuinternational.org
RESOLUTION
Black Hills Sioux Nation Treaty Council Resolution Condemning the Illegal
Imprisonment of Leonard Peltier and Demanding His Immediate Release
January 29, 2011 – Prairie Winds Casino, Pine Ridge Reservation
WHEREAS, the Black Hills Sioux Nation Treaty Nation Council assembled in
quorum along with representatives of the Lakota, Nakota and Dakota Nations
present from January 27‐29 2011 at the Prairie Winds Casino on the Pine Ridge Reservation, and
WHEREAS, the United States has violated Article I and Article II of the Fort
Laramie Treaty of 1868, by failing to remove and, or, punish “bad men” who commit wrongs against the Lakota people and by failing to remove non‐tribal members illegally residing in the treaty territory, and
WHEREAS, Leonard Peltier was one of a number of warriors who came to the
defense of the Oyate and the traditional government after repeated acts of violence by agents of the United States government and others subject to U.S. government jurisdiction, and
WHEREAS, Leonard Peltier’s conviction is built upon fraudulent affidavits
coerced by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and bolstered by falsified physical evidence from the F.B.I. lab, and
WHEREAS, Leonard Peltier has been illegally held as a political prisoner by
the United States government since 1976,
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Black Hills Sioux Nation Treaty Council declares that the continued imprisonment of Leonard Peltier by the United States government is illegal, immoral and unjust, and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Black Hills Sioux Nation Treaty Council
demands the immediate release of Leonard Peltier.
C‐E‐R‐T‐I‐F‐C‐A‐T‐I‐O‐N
I, the undersigned Secretary of the Black Hills Sioux Nation Treaty Council, do
hereby certify that the above resolution has been approved by consensus of all
delegations of the Black Hills Sioux Nation Treaty Council, effective January 29, 2011.
ATTEST: Chief Oliver Red Cloud,

Itancan Frederick Cedar Face, Secretary

12 comments:

cableco said...

We support the Black Hills Sioux Nation Treaty Council in this call for justice for Mr Peltier.
Chris & Gray

merlinka99 said...

He sholud be released immediately!!!

shiloh2004 said...

I strongly support this demand for justice for Mr. Peltier. He has suffered far too long for no logical reason.

carol said...

Release him today. I call the white house everyday to say the same thing. He did no wrong.

Sue said...

Please release Mr Peltier! This is a call for justice that should not be ignored.

Linda said...

Leonard has suffered long enough. I support this demand for Justice.

this-is-dorset said...

There was reasonably doubt regarding the firearm used, that killed the FBI Agent.
Information held by the FBI has been withheld from trial reviews and the initial trial.
Leonard Peltier must be released for the World to see that the American Government stands for Justice For All Men. The World is Watching You Gentlemen !
Caz Caswell UK

Ralph said...

Mr. Peltier must be released from illegal incarceration. End of story.

allan said...

This is a great step forward. I think it would have made a bigger statement if written in the language of the Sioux Nation. Mikwam (Anishinaabe)

SAYZ said...

I support the release of Lenoard Peltier . This whole , long ordeal has been a travesty of justice and should be set right immediately !

SAYZ said...

Lenoard Peltier should never have been incarcerated and I strongly feel ammends must be made on his behalf , if there is any justice in the country that boasts of it's equality and Freedom

TORREZROSALYN said...

WELL CAN ANY BODY SUE THE PERSON THAT PUT HIM THERE CAUSE IT CAN BE DONE EVEYONE HAS RIGHTS AND IF WE PUSH IT TO THE HIGHEST SUPREME COURT THERE IS ACTION TO BE DONE YOU GOT MY VOTE IN THIS PEACE SISTER ROSALYN

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