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Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

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