LP-DOC - PO Box 7488 - Fargo, ND 58106
Phone: 701/235-2206; Fax:701/235-5045
28 October 2011
Reach out to your Nation this month. Talk to your tribal leaders about Leonard Peltier's case. Ask your tribal leaders to write a letter to President Obama in support of freedom for Leonard Peltier. Also urge your tribal leaders to pass a resolution in support of Leonard's freedom on behalf of your Nation. Please also ask that copies of the resolution or correspondence be sent to the Peltier Legal Team, c/o LPDOC, P.O. Box 7488, Fargo, ND 58106.
Don't stop there. Tribal leaders, during the annual conference of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) in Portland, OR (October 30 - November 4), should also support our Resolution calling for active participation by the NCAI with the Peltier Legal Team to help secure Leonard's freedom.
Peltier Update: USP Coleman
In September, Leonard was transferred to USP Coleman in central Florida. His conditions initially appeared to be an improvement over the penitentiary in Lewisburg. but it seems his living conditions may indeed be much worse. For example, Leonard still isn't being allowed visitors. Family members have to reapply to be put on Leonard's visitors list. Even the attorneys (for the first time) have to be put on his visitors list. The attorneys have another level of approval to navigate, as well, but are finding it difficult to contact prison officials to make all the necessary arrangements. It took one attorney over one month to gain access to his client. Leonard is being isolated as never before. In addition, Leonard has been assigned to a top bunk. Due to a torn ligament which has never been repaired, Leonard's ability to climb safely is diminished. Mr. Peltier also should be placed in a unit with other older prisoners, but Coleman has Leonard listed as being 57 years of age when , in fact, he is 67 years old. All of Leonard's prison records over these many years clearly indicate his correct date of birth. Curious, right?
Dr. Thomas Kane, Acting Director
Federal Bureau of Prisons
320 1st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20534
Phone: (202) 307-3250 (Director); (202) 307-3198 (Switchboard)
Fax: (202) 514-6620
White House Tribal Conference—The Third White House Tribal Conference will be held at the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) in Washington, DC, on 02 December. Join us in Bolivar Park at 1849 C Street, NW, across the street from the DOI. From sunrise to sunset we'll gather for a vigil and peaceful demonstration. Show the Obama Administration and tribal leaders that you stand with and support freedom for Leonard Peltier. Ask your tribal leaders who plan to attend the conference to speak on Leonard's behalf, as well.
Leonard Peltier Walk for Human Rights—Commencing on December 18 from Alcatraz Island in California, the Walk sponsored by Wind Chases the Sun, Inc., will follow a southern route across the United States and then make its way up the east coast to Washington, DC. Events will be held in California before the Walk begins and also along the route. Pitch in. Lend a hand. Participate. Get information and/or donate securely online at
Increased activity with regard to legal visits, lobbying, outreach, event planning and management, etc., are putting a strain on our limited resources. Please help. No amount is too small. Make an end-of-year donation today. Checks and money orders may be sent to LPDOC, PO Box 7488, Fargo, ND 58106. Or donate securely online. Click on the donate button on our home page at http://www.whoisleonardpeltier.info/index1.htm. Consider making a pledge to donate on a monthly or quarterly schedule. See http://www.whoisleonardpeltier.info/donate.htm for details.
Holiday Gift Drive
Annual Peltier Holiday Gift Drive—It's that time of year to begin gathering toys, warm clothing, school supplies, etc., to benefit the children of the Nations in South Dakota, as well as the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians in North Dakota (Leonard's Nation). See www.whoisleonardpeltier.info/holidays.htm for more information.