Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

July 11, 2017

Leonard sends his respect to the Siers-Little family

Leonard Peltier sends his respect to
family of grandmother, grandchildren killed in tragic car accident on Red Shirt Table, Pine Ridge

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Dear Friends, Supporters and Family,

It was a sad day on Saturday when I had to tell Leonard that his friend and sister Wanda Siers and her four grandchildren: Janae, Jeremy, Winyan, and Mato Little were killed in a car accident at Red Shirt Table, on Pine Ridge Friday night/Saturday morning.

Leonard replied, "O My God, please send my condolences, her grandchildren also? Wow what a huge loss, see what we can contribute to the wake. Let people know she was a descendant of the 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre and survivor of the 1973 Wounded Knee Resistance. She, along with others, were offered bribes by the FBI to turn snitch and traitor against the Oglala Nation and when this didn't work with the Strong Hearted Women, they tried to threaten their families lives and freedom. These are my True Real Heroes.
Please ask our supporters to help with their funeral expenses as if it were my funeral. What a loss, I am so saddened that I can't be there to stand with her family as she and the little ones are laid to rest."
As representatives for the International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee, we also send our deepest regrets and condolences.
Paulette and Kari Ann

©2017 ILPDC | PO BOX 329, Fargo ND 58107 


V. Bear Runner-Crazy Thunder said...

Thank you Uncle Leonard. This has hit a lot of people hard still in shock!! Your words are a comfort to see. Wanda was a lovely woman and will be missed. Love and hope and Strength for you, Vanessa Bear Runner-Crazy Thunder

sunkwatogla said...

miss my mother-in-law everyday. thank you to all the people who helped us during this sad and heartbreaking time. keep our family in your prayers

sunkwatogla said...

We miss my mother-in-law everyday since she has left to be with relatives on the other side of the milkyway. thank you to all those who have helped one way or another. keep my brother and sister-in-laws and her takojas(grandchildren) in your prayers. everyday is a struggle knowing she is not with us. she was very respected and loved by all.