International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA TV) – As the clock ticks down toward the end of the Obama administration, advocates are stepping up efforts to secure clemency for Leonard Peltier.

Peltier, an American Indian Movement activist, was convicted 41 years ago in connection with the deaths of two FBI agents in a shootout in Oglala on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

A young Native man was also killed in the incident.

Peltier is now 71 years old and his attorneys say he is in failing health.


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