Native Village Youth and Education News
February 1, 2009 Issue 194 Volume 1

 

FEBRUARY 6, 2009 EVENT FOR LEONARD PELTIER AT C.U BOULDER

 

Leonard Peltier : 33 Years Behind Bars, 33 Years Searching for American Justice

"America,when will you live up to your own principles?" (Leonard Peltier)

 

Boulder, Colorado -- The Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee (Colorado Support Groups), Indigenous Support Network and 180-11 will be presenting an educational event on the University of Colorado campus on February 6th, 2009 to commemorate the 33rd anniversary of the arrest and imprisonmentf Native American political prisoner, Leonard Peltier.

 

The event will feature talks by Chief Leonard Crow Dog( world recognized spiritual leader), as well as David Hill and Ben Carnes, of the LPDOC. There will also be performances from local Lakota drum group, the Plenty Wolf Singers and Aztec dancers, Grupo Tlaloc, from Denver. The event will begin at 7:00pm in room 100 of the Mathematics building.

 

(The LPDOC will also be staging a rally followed by a march outside the Boulder City Courthouse  on Pearl Street starting at noon on Feb.6th 2009 - same day)

 

Leonard Peltier is an internationally recognized political prisoner who has been imprisoned for 33 years. (recognized by Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, the Dalai Lama, Amnesty International, Robert Redford, Willie Nelson ect...)

 

This case needs to be brought back into public awareness at this pivotal time in American history. With the inauguration of our first minority president, we need to look soberly at our history in order to bring about a future of justice, equity and healing for the nation. Especially in regards to the treatment of the first nations peoples of the western hemisphere.

 

To quote Leonard Peltier, "To heal will require real effort, and a change of heart, from all of us. To heal means that we will begin to look upon one another with respect and tolerance instead of prejudice, distrust and hatred. We will have to teach our children-as well as ourselves-to love the diversity of humanity....We can do it. Yes, you and I and all of us together. Now is the time. Now is the only possible time. Let the Great Healing begin." (Source: Prison Writings-My Life is my Sun Dance).

 

The ideals of a nation and a man's life are hanging in the ballance.

 

For more info contact Mark "Silent Bear" LPBSG-Boulder  silentbear55@yahoo.com

Our Website: www.myspace.com/lpbsgboulder

LPDOC website www.whoisleonardpeltier.info 

 

   Native Village: Messages to Youth from Leonard Peltier
 Supporting the Leonard Peltier Defense Committee

Official LPCOC Press Release modified by Native Village

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