Leonard Peltier

We must “hold our government accountable when we see a case of injustice,” they said of the Indigenous activist who has been in prison for nearly 50 years.
Indigenous leaders and human rights advocates are making the long-imprisoned Native activist's freedom a 2024 election priority.
“You’ve become complicit in this injustice for Indian Country,” charged Fawn Sharp, president of the National Congress of American Indians.
The president hailed Belafonte's "legacy of outspoken advocacy," which included his fight to free Leonard Peltier. Biden could make it happen, but hasn't.
“The United States has kept me locked up because I am American Indian,” said the ailing Indigenous rights activist who Biden could free, but hasn’t.
“Nothing is more emblematic of the mistreatment of American Indians and the uneven hand of the criminal justice system” than Peltier's imprisonment, they said.
"The power to exercise mercy in this case lies solely within your discretion," the Democratic senators said of the long-imprisoned Indigenous rights activist.
“I started, you know, getting close to various people. And they kept going to jail,” said the musician and advocate for freeing the Indigenous rights activist.
“We thank the Democratic Party for standing with justice,” North Dakota state Rep. Ruth Anna Buffalo said of the support for the Native American rights activist.
“The Working Group concludes that Mr. Peltier continues to be detained because he is Native American,” says a damning 17-page opinion.