Leonard Peltier/Photo by Gloria LaRiva
Statement to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
April 25, 2023
AIM-West Oral Intervention
Each year we are saddened to remind this forum that Mr. Leonard Peltier, Anishinabe and Dakota and an enrolled citizen of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, has been wrongfully incarcerated by the United States since 1976. Leonard Peltier was a leader of the American Indian Movement, a historic civil rights group founded to combat the oppression of Native Americans in the United States.