Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

June 6, 2017

Urgent Prayer Warriors Needed for Native Americans Leader Dr. Lehman Brightman

Prayer Warriors Needed
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By Quanah Brightman
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Asking for Prayers for Strength and Healing for the Great Dr. Lehman L. Brightman. Lee is back in the Intensive Care Unit Fighting for his Life. 
We encourage our community to send Lee a Get Well Soon Card or Gift
Send them directly to:
Kaiser Permanente Walnut Creek 
Lehman L. Brightman 
Intensive Care Unit Room #207
1425 S Main St, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Mr Brightman's Bio:

Indigenous Scholar, Korean War Veteran, Professional Football Player, & Resistance Leader

Lehman L. Brightman is a Sioux and Creek Indian who was born on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. He is the father of three boys -- Lehman Jr., Gall and Quanah -- and currently lives in Walnut Creek, California. Professor Brightman is the founder and National President of United Native Americans, Inc. a non-profit Indian organization formed in 1968, to promote the progress and general welfare of American Indians. In his capacity as President of UNA Mr. Brightman has testified in two U.S Senate Hearings on the deplorable conditions of Indian boarding schools and hospitals on reservations. And led investigations of seven Indian boarding schools and three Indian hospitals due to the poor service and abusive treatment of Indian people. He is a former football and track star at Oklahoma State University where is earned a B.A. Degree, he has an M.A. Degree from the University of California at Berkeley. Mr. Brightman is an ex-Marine and served one year in the Korean conflict where he was wounded in action. He was a disinterested student going through the motions during high school and college in order to play football. However, when be joined the Marines, he found a renewed sense of purpose. "When I came back from the Marine Corps, I had straightened up," he says. "It taught me to be responsible. Most people who served in the Marines are proud of it. Before the Marines, my life wasn't structured. I've lived my whole life since structured, and I learned that from the Corps." USMC, Korea 1951 He established and coordinated the FIRST Native American Studies Program in the United States at UC Berkeley in 1969, and has since taught at the University of California in San Diego, Sacramento State University, and Contra Costa College in San Pablo, California. Brightman is the author of numerous articles on the history of Indian Education and federal boarding schools. He is the former editor of THE FIRST National Indian newspaper called Warpath, and was involved in the occupation of Alcatraz, and the Take-Over of Wounded Knee, and Led the Take-Over and Occupation of Mt. Rushmore in South Dakota in 1970. He was one of the national coordinators of the Longest Walk in 1978, and the Long Walk for Survival in 1980. At the present time Mr. Brightman is writing a book on the history of the Indian Civil Rights Movement from the 1960's to the present. Contact him at UNA's Home Office at (510) 672-7187 or at

VANDERBILT Television News Archive
They Have 3 items where the Title or the Abstract contains the phrase "Lehman Brightman". 
1 07/14/1978 Indians' Washington, DC Protest Evening News CBS 05:52:40 pm 01:20
2 09/02/1970 Mt. Rushmore / Indian Claim Evening News CBS 00:17:30 am 03:50
3 10/09/1969 Indian Rights / New Mexico Evening News NBC 00:20:40 am 02:50

Thank You to Everyone Praying for the Brightman Family and United Native Americans 


Unknown said...

Sending love and prayers for the great creator to lift him and heal him soon.

Lydia said...

Prayers up, tobacco down.

Unknown said...

Creater, think of our friend who is ill, whom we now commend to Your compassionate regard.

Comfort him upon his sickbed, and ease his suffering. We beg for deliverance, and submit that no healing is too hard for the Creator, if it be thy will.

We therefore pray that You bless our friend with Your loving care, renew his strength, and heal what ails him. May the healing spirit come to his heart and help all healing begin.

United Native Americans said...
Supporting World Elder Abuse Awareness Month at Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors.


United Native Americans Executive Director Quanah Parker Brightman Advocating to Move Dr. Lehman L. Brightman out of Kindred Walnut Creek & to #Fire Contra Costa County Public Guardian officer Kathy Riso

It's World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 15, 2017

Today, events are being held all over the world to highlight the growing tragic issue of elder abuse. As many as 1 in 10 older Americans are abused or neglected each year. Older adults are contributing members of American society and their abuse or neglect diminishes all of us. Elder abuse can be prevented if everyone would treat older Americans with respect and care. Let us use today as a call-to-action to raise awareness about abuse, neglect, and exploitation of elders.

Be a part of WEAAD today by participating in an event near you or taking part in the "Finish this Sentence" social media campaign with this template and using #WEAAD