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Leonard Peltier 'Obama is my last hope for freedom'




June 26, 2016
Letter from Leonard Peltier
French translation by Christine Prat at:
Sisters, brothers, friends and supporters:

June 26th marks 41 years since the long summer day when three young men were killed at the home of the Jumping Bull family, near Oglala, during a firefight in which I and dozens of others participated. While I did not shoot (and therefore did not kill) FBI agents Ronald Williams and Jack Coler, I nevertheless have great remorse for the loss of their young lives, the loss of my friend Joe Stuntz, and for the grieving of their loved ones. I would guess that, like me, many of my brothers and sisters who were there that day wish that somehow they could have done something to change what happened and avoid the tragic outcome of the shootout.

Photos Free Leonard Peltier Rally Reno












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Photos by Buck Sampson, Northern Paiute
Reno, Nevada
Sunday, June 26, 2016

Article by Brenda Norrell
Censored News
RENO, Nevada -- The American Indian Movement marched in downtown Reno today, urging President Obama to grant clemency to imprisoned Native American activist Leonard Peltier.
Buck Sampson, Northern Paiute, said, "With our AIM flags, songs, posters and banners, we prayed and marched to the federal court house."
"We marched around it and marched back to where we began and said a thank you prayer."
Sampson said there was a good turn out from AIM from Southern California in LA and Northern Nevada Chapters.


Sihasin Summer Tour 2016

Sihasin
contact: Berta Benally


Sihasin, the multi award winning rock duo from the Navajo Nation, is excited to announce their coast to coast summer tour schedule.
For over 20 years brother and sister Jeneda and Clayson Benally were the heartbeat of the critically acclaimed Native American punk band Blackfire. Their songs of resistance caught on around the world with Joey and CJ Ramone, Cyril Neville, producer Ed Stasium and countless others.
In their new band Sihasin (Hope in the Navajo language) Jeneda and Clayson have created an explosive sound out of just bass and drums inspiring their listeners with a hard punk backbone softened by folk, world, traditional and kept thumping by pop.
Sihasin has recently been featured on NPR's All Things Considered, Arizona Highways, Le Figaro Magazine, The View, and countless other radio and press.
Their credits include the 2013 Best Rock album at the Indian Summer Music Awards, 2014 Debut Group winner at the Native American Music Awards, 2014 Rockwired Magazine Editors Choice and more.
Their tour starts on Wednesday July 13th at the OMNI COMMONS Ballroom in Oakland, Calif. 4799 Shattuck. On Thursday July 14th Sihasin is the opening act for World Fest in Grass Valley Calif. Also performing on Friday at World Fest along with their traditional Navajo Dance Troupe The Jones Benally Family, In Schaumburg Illinois on Tuesday July 19th at the Trickster Gallery, 190 S.Roselle Rd. Schaumburg 60193, Friday July 22-24th at the Grassroots Festival in Trumansburg N.Y., Tuesday July 26th at the Project Destiny of Faith in Pittsburgh Pa. 3737 Brighton Rd. Pittsburgh PA. 5P.M. Community concert, Saturday, July 30th The Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa Oklahoma 2P.M. Free concert and in Flagstaff Ariz. On August 6-7th at The Museum Of Northern Arizona Navajo Show. Please check www.sihasin.com or Facebook for further information.





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Berta Benally
bertabenally@gmail.com