Day of Mourning: Statement by Leonard Peltier


For those of us who celebrate the 4th Thursday in November as a Day of Mourning – a message from political prisoner Leonard Peltier.

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Day of Mourning: Statement by Leonard Peltier


Day of Mourning
November 24, 2016

Greetings my relatives,

Here we are again. This time the year is 2016. It has been more than 41 years since I last walked free and was able to see the sun rise and sit and feel the earth beneath my feet. I know there have been more changes then I can even imagine out there.

But I do know that there is a struggle taking place as to whether this country will move on to a more sustainable way of life. This is something we wanted to have happen back in the seventies.

I watch the events at Standing Rock with both pride and sorrow. Pride that our people and their allies are standing up and putting their lives on the line for the coming generations, not because they want to but because they have to…

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3 thoughts on “Day of Mourning: Statement by Leonard Peltier

  1. Mourning is one thing. But when will we see a day, or a millennium, of atonement for all our exceptional country and western culture has done to terrorize, exploit and destroy the rest of the world? I often think the buzzard should really be our national symbol.


  2. I love it. Let’s make the national bird the buzzard. I must I’m really impressed by the millenials coming up. They really have their heads on straight. I think it’s a matter of change. You can already see the change in the big drop-off in Fox News viewers.


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