FootPrints for Peace presents the Run for Freedom

A little information on Leonard Peltier

Leonard Peltier a citizen of the Anishinabe and Lakota Nations, is a father, a grandfather, an artist, a writer, and an Indigenous rights activist. He has spent more than thirty five years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Amnesty International considers him a "political prisoner" who should be "immediately and unconditionally released."

To the international community, the case of Leonard Peltier is a stain on America's Human Rights record. Nelson Mandela, Rigoberta Menchu, the U.N. High Commissioner on Human Rights, the Dalai Lama, the European Parliament, the Kennedy Memorial Center for Human Rights, and Rev. Jesse Jackson are only a few who have called for his freedom. To many Indigenous Peoples, Leonard Peltier is a symbol of the long history of abuse and repression they have endured. The National Congress of American Indians and the Assembly of First Nations, representing the majority of First Nations in the U.S. and Canada, have repeatedly called for Leonard Peltier's freedom.

Sign a petition for executive clemency for Leonard Peltier

Print the Petition
All hard copies should be mailed to:
PO Box 7488
Fargo, ND 58106

More information about
Leonard Peltier:

Leonard Peltier Defense Offence Committee Click here

Prison Writings: My Life is My Sundance  by Leonard Peltier

In the Spirit of Crazy Horse
Peter Matthiessen

Incident at Oglala the
Leonard Peltier Story

On June 26th at 6:00pm we will gather at 1225 North Bend Road Cincinnati Ohio 45224 and have a short orientation and get to know each other followed by a pot luck dinner and a showing of Incident at Oglala the Leonard Peltier Story.

The run will start on the morning of June 27th at Chief Little Turtle Statue Located on River Side Drive in Covington KY at 9:00 am. From there we will travel through Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland and DC.  

On July 3rd we will arrive in Lewisburg PA where Leonard Peltier is being held and on July 4th we will hold a non-violent vigil being co-organized by the Leonard Peltier Defense Offence Committee (LPDOC) in front of the prison for
Leonard Peltier’s Independence day.

Then we will continue on to Washington DC arriving on July 7th then on the morning of July 8th we will meet with
The Longest Walk Three - Reversing Diabetes and finish these
two events together.

 Map of the route

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Dates and cities

June 27th—Williamsburg Ohio
June 28th—Yellow Springs Ohio
June 29th—Columbus Ohio
June 30th—Newcomerstown Ohio
July—1st Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
July 2nd—Altoona Pennsylvania
July 3rd—Lewisburgh Pennsylvania
July 4th—Non violent vigil in front of the prison
July 5th—Harrisburgh Pennsylvania
July 6th—Hagerstown Maryland
July 7th—Washington DC
July 8th Walking into Washington DC with the Longest Walk Three Revering Diabetes.

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Organize a overnight
Organize a pot luck dinner
Organize an event in any of these locations
where we can meet with the community
and show the documentary
Incident at Oglala the Leonard Peltier Story

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