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Today in downtown #Minneapolis and across the U.S., #RiseUpForPeltier events are happening for the international day of solidarity with Indigenous political prisoner #LeonardPeltier. Peltier's supporters say he was wrongfully convicted in 1977 of killing two FBI agents. 🧵… ImageImageImage
Last Fall, the Leonard Peltier 'Walk to Justice' went from Minneapolis, the birthplace of the American Indian Movement (AIM), which Peltier co-founded, all the way to Washington DC with the purpose of raising awareness around Peltier's case. [Videos] ↕️…
As #AIM started their 1,103-mile walk to DC last year, Unicorn Riot spoke with Kathy Peltier, #LeonardPeltier's youngest daughter, who said "There was false affidavits, and ballistic testing didn't match, and so he is innocent even after 46 years." ↕️
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We’re at the Burdick federal courthouse in Fargo, ND for #RiseUpforPeltier. @Ruth4Nd @TraceyLWilkie2
Chairman of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Delbert Hopkins Jr. and Chairman of the Spirit Lake Nation Douglass Yankton Sr. Gave powerful testimony about the support Leonard Peltier has from Tribal Nations. @Ruth4Nd organized the rally today for #RiseUpforPeltier
@Ruth4Nd spoke about how incarcerated Natives, especially our elders, have not been received Covid release at the same rates as others. Peltier’s continued imprisonment continues this discriminatory and dangerous trend.
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🚨 Call-to-Action 🚨
President and CEO of NDN Collective, @NickTilsen, comes today with an urgent message to take action. He calls upon @POTUS to grant executive clemency to elder movement leader Leonard Peltier who tested positive for COVID-19 last Friday. #RiseUpForPeltier
Leonard Peltier (Anishinaabe & Dakota) has spent over 4 decades of his life behind bars for murder that he did not commit. Now, the prison system has failed to provide him adequate care & protection against #COVID19.
Peltier's story is the epitome of the systemic abuse that continues to target Indigenous people & Movement Leaders. #RiseUpForPeltier
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