- Posted December 1, 2012 by
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National Day of Mourning Tribute to Pardon Leonard Peltier
A clemency effort is underway to bring Native Elder Mr. Leonard Peltier home. 52,805 people have signed petitions so that President Obama will grant a Presidential Pardon. Find your local congressman on www.congress.gov and write a letter requesting clemency and to ask them to contact Rep. John Lewis for clemency for Mr. Peltier. Mail a copy of your letter to Rep. Lewis at 343 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515, Tel: 202-225-3801, Fax: (202) 225-0351
Behind the walls of a Florida prison, Mr. Peltier's profound words are have wings and are spoken on the National Day of Mourning (Thanksgiving Day) near Plymouth Rock on Nov. 22nd. The hosts of the ceremony include the Wampanaog People who had helped the pilgrims long ago and suffered near annihilation, would like help in bringing Leonard Peltier home this year.
Prosecutors admitted there was no evidence against Mr. Peltier. Amnesty International asserts, "unfair trial" that was trumped up by the FBI.
Mr. Peltier's words are spoken by Native Elder Bert Waters but a true "Thanksgiving Day" can be realized by Mr. Peltier when his wrongful imprisonment has ended after 37 years. For more about the petition check www.treaty.tv. The music played via CD on stage for the audience behind spoken word is by Blackfire: American Indian Movement Song + Carlos Nakai: "Song for the Morning Star."