Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Leonard Peltier's 62

A Special Message from Leonard Peltier:


Greetings Sisters, Brothers, Friends and Supporters!

Well here it is another year. Another birthday. This one makes me 62 years old. Also this makes it my thirty plus years in prison. I believe it was right after I was illegally convicted in Fargo, North Dokota when I wrote a statement telling everyone that my freedom would only come after the masses had demanded it. But first we would have to unite and organize, to reach them.

So far we have been unable to do so. Yes we have reached millions who have signed my petitions we have circulated throughout the world asking for my release. True most of those good peoples are from Europe, but we have also made a lot of gains here in the United States. At one time we had fifty five (55) members of Congress sign a letter for a new trial or my release. Fifty-five members is historical. No other prisoner in history has ever been able to accomplish this, nor has anyone else, individually I mean, and there are other accomplishments we have made and won here in the United States. Still I sit in prison not because I am guilty of the alleged crime I was illegally convicted of but because we still are unable to reach the masses here in America. The reason for this is not because the American people do not care or want to help, but because we have been unable to reach them. Personally I believe the majority of them do care and want to help. We sense this from the ones we are able to reach. We are moving forward very slowly in this freedom campaign of mine. The reason is we just do not have the financial resources to move forward at the pace we would like to be. This is the real and only reason that we have not been able to reach the people in the United States. Nothing is free here in America, not justice or the media. So although there is still no light at the end of the tunnel for me or my freedom, we continue struggling forward. I continue to search for the hope and strength I need to survive. I continue to pray and hope that one day I will get the support I need from the American people and one day I will still be able to walk out of prison. So my hopes and spirits are still high at my 62 years of age. I continue on this continued struggle. We are still finding bits and pieces of new evidence to file new appeals on. Those of you who have followed my case closely I can imagine are thinking How can this be, as there has been so many constitutional violations already. But the same old problem exists. The courts continue to cover up the continued criminal acts of my conviction committed by my prosecutors.

Your help is needed, Give what you can.

In the Spirit of Crazy Horse,

Leonard Peltier


  1. Please read Freedom so near. To you Leonard Peltier Happy Birthday
    and Prayers for your release.
    WE here in the southeast keep your plight up front at all Festivals Powwows and Gatherings

    We wish you a joyous day and you will be in our prayers.

  2. Best wishes and my prayers are with you as always. I spent my career as a VA employee making people aware of Native American culture and especially about your case. Now I am retired and I hope you will finally be free my brother.
    My song "Victorio" is dedicated to you. I hope you can get a chance to hear it at

    Take care and know you are in the thoughts and prayers of many.
    Tom Christy
    Mescalero Apache

  3. Many best wishes to you Mr. Peltier. I have done my best to educate people about your case and I hope the time is near for you to be free. My song, "Victorio" is dedicated to you at

    Bless you
    Tom in Arizona


  5. AnonymousMay 07, 2007

    dear leonard peltier well just tell them who it was because you dont want to be in prison for the rest of your life you need to get out and see your family and live the rest of your life. but i will pray for you everynight and ask god to let you out of that hole i know im no one to say trhat but i believe in your freedom. take care and goodbye

  6. AnonymousJuly 11, 2007

    greetings grandfather:just returned home,and have been looking at your sites on google,and must call the # you mailed me,i pray your parole comes thru in 2008 i learned alot at leavenworthUSP just watching your strength thru your life's struggles...each day in the painting room as you painted your studies,gave me strength take care "bear"