Leonard Peltier's Letter to Walkers, Walking for Justice, in Madison, Wisconsin
By Brenda Norrell
Leonard Peltier sent a heartfelt message to walkers on Leonard Peltier's Walk to Justice, which was read at the Madison Wisconsin rally on September 17th, 2022.
Imprisoned for 46 years, Peltier expressed his love and thankfulness to the walkers, and the organizers and spiritual leaders who are making sure walkers are safe physically and spiritually.
Peltier said he is humbled that the walkers have undertaken this journey on his behalf when so many issues deserve national and international attention, including missing and murdered Indigenous women, water and resource protection, the land back movement, and basic human rights.
"In my mind, I can picture the route you are walking and will be with you in prayer, and mindfulness all the way."
Peltier asked that tobacco be offered in Madison, Wisconsin, on this land which the Ho-Chunk, Meskwaki, have called home for 12,000 years, and remembered each region walkers will pass through.
Remembering the ancestors and their footprints, as the walkers walk softly on the land, Peltier said they are moving forward for the betterment of all of mankind.
"I look forward to being with all of you. I look forward to being a part of the voice for our people," Peltier said.
Read letter below, and listen to the letter being read to walkers
Walkers are near the Illinois border today, Sept. 19, 2022, on Leonard Pelter's Walk to Justice.
Courtesy photo. Follow walker on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LeonardPeltierWalkToJustice