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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Video: Leonard Peltier letter accepting Frantz Fanon Award in Paris

Lenny Foster, Dine', reads letter from Leonard Peltier in Paris,
accepting the Frantz Fanon Award for Revolutionary Thinking

Watch video by Christine Prat in Paris at:

Video by Christine Prat
Article by Brenda Norrell
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PARIS -- Listen as Lenny Foster, Dine’ (Navajo) reads Leonard Peltier’s statement accepting the Frantz Fanon Award. 
Peltier expresses his thanks for being able to add his voice to this struggle for human rights.
"Someday, I hope to once again be a free man among you all," Peltier told the Frantz Fanon Award committee and the Committee in Solidarity with Indians in the Americas, in his letter of acceptance.
Peltier said Frantz Fanon's words were important to Peltier’s generation during the struggle to regain Indian Treaty Rights and Civil Rights. Peltier speaks also of the tragedies of Native American suicides and bordertowns. Peltier expressed his gratitude to Lenny Foster for traveling to Paris and accepting on his behalf.

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