International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee

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Peltier’s Supporters

The following is a partial list of Leonard Peltier’s supporters.  Over 500 VIPs and celebrities have signed a petition in support of Leonard Peltier.  You can see the complete list of VIPs at the International Peltier Forum Web site.

Join these and other supporters and AIM for Freedom on behalf of Leonard Peltier.

See selected Statements of Support here.

Nobel Laureates
  • Dr. Helen Caldicott, founding president of Physicians for Social Responsibility, co-recipient of the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize
  • Jose Ramos Horta
  • The Dalai Lama
  • Mearaid Maguire
  • The Late Nelson Mandela
  • The Late Mother Teresa
  • Rigoberta Menchu
  • Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu
  • Betty Williams
Scholars
  • Liz Aaronsohn, Professor, Central Connecticut State University
  • The Late Dennis Brutus, Professor of Africana Studies, University of Pittsburgh
  • Yvonne Bushyhead, Professor, University of Minnesota
  • Kevin Cassidy, Professor of Political Science, Fairfield University
  • Robert H. Cataliotti, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Coppin State College
  • Leonard L. Cavise, De Paul University, College of Law
  • Noam Chomsky, Institute Professor and Professor of Linguistics (Emeritus), Linguistics and Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Ward Churchill, former Professor of American Indian Studies and Chair of the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado/Boulder, now retired
  • Don Cooney, Professor of Social Work, Western Michigan University
  • Chuck Culhane, Professor of American Studies, University of Buffalo
  • Angela Davis, Professor, History of Consciousness, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Vincent Davis, Chair, United Federation of Teachers at School
    Connie De La Vega, Professor, University of San Francisco
  • Peter Derrico, Professor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Simon Harak, Professor of Religious Studies, Fairfield University
  • Lennox Hinds, Professor of Criminal Justice, Rutgers University, served as Legal Counsel to Nelson Mandela, Ret.
  • Jacquelyn C. Miller, Associate Professor, Seattle University
  • Glen Morris, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Colorado at Denver
  • Fred Morton, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Loras College
  • Joan Nagel, Professor of Sociology, Kansas University
  • Stuart B. Weeks, Founder/Director, The Center For American Studies at Concord
  • Martin Vala, Professor of Chemistry, University of Florida
  • Robert Venables, Professor of Native American Studies, Cornell University
  • Elsa Voelcker, Professor, Saint Anseim College, New Hampshire
  • Michael Yellow Bird, PhD, Professor of Sociology, North Dakota State University
Legal
  • Ramsey Clark, former U.S. Attorney General
  • Derek Gaffrey, Free Legal Aide Clinic, Inc., Detroit, Michigan
  • The Late Gerald W. Heaney, Judge, Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • American Association of Jurists
  • Hastings Public Interest Law Foundation, University of California, College of Law
  • International Law Students Association, Eugene, Oregon
  • Law Office of Abner Burret
  • Law Offices of Allan Ellis
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National Lawyers Guild
Foreign Parliaments and Commissions
  • European Parliament
  • Belgium Parliament
  • Italian Parliament
  • Tony Benn, British MP
  • Bernard Birsinger, French MP
  • Lionel Jospin, Prime Minister of France
  • Peter Mancini, House of Commons, Ottawa
  • MP Jack Ramsey, House of Commons, Ottawa
  • Kenneth Deer, Chair/Rapporteur of the U.N. Workshop on Indigenous Media
  • Dr. Miguel Alfonso Martinez, Chair of the U.N. Working Group on Indigenous Populations
  • Mary Robinson, former U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights
Literary Artists, Musicians and Celebrities
  • Sherman Alexie
  • The Late Steve Allen
  • Ani Difranco
  • Michael Apted
  • Ed Asner
  • Jimmy Baca
  • Harry Belafonte
  • Jackson Browne
  • Barney Bush
  • Chumbawamba
  • Peter Coyote
  • The Late Vine Deloria
  • The Late E.L. Doctorow
  • Chris Eyre
  • Jane Fonda
  • Danny Glover
  • Whoopi Goldberg
  • Indigo Girls
  • Kris Kristofferson
  • The Late Peter Matthiessen
  • N. Scott Momaday, The Buffalo Trust
  • Tom Morello
  • Shawn Mullens
  • Michael O’Keefe
  • Louis Owen
  • Bonnie Raitt
  • Rage Against the Machine
  • Robert Redford
  • Robbie Robertson
  • Winona Ryder
  • Carlos Santana
  • Steven Seagal
  • The Late Pete Seeger
  • Joanne Shenandoah
  • Gloria Steinem
  • Little Steven
  • Rose Styron
  • William Styron
  • Buffy St. Marie
  • Oliver Stone
  • John Trudell
  • The Late Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
  • Tom Waits
  • Alice Walker
  • James Welch
Civil Rights Leaders
  • Warren Allmand, The International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development
  • Blase Bonpane, Director, Office of the Americas
  • The Late Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter
  • Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, President and Founder, Rainbow/PUSH Coalition
  • The Late Coretta Scott King, The King Center
  • Martin Luther King, III, President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference
  • William F. Muldrow, former Director (retired), Rocky Mountain Regional Office, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
  • The Late Geronimo Ji Jaga Pratt
  • Ted Ross, Texas Civil Rights Project
  • Jim Silk, Director, Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center for Human Rights
  • Roger Warham, International Association Against Torture and December 12th Movement
Civil Rights Organizations
  • 50 Years is Enough Campaign
  • Amnesty International
  • Center for Constitutional Rights
  • Committee for International Human Rights Inquiry
  • El Centro De La Raza
  • France Libertes
  • Government Accountability Project
  • Green Party USA
Human Rights Advocates
  • Human Rights Alliance
  • Human Rights Commission of Spain
  • Indigenous Women’s Network
  • The Institute for Policy Studies
  • The International Federation of Human Rights
  • Office of Commission for Justice, Sisters of Saint Joseph
  • Veterans for Peace
  • Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, United States Section
Religious/Faith Community
  • Robert Cantuar, former Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Dolores Skovich, Director of Religious Education, Amnesty International USA
  • Rev. Al Sharpton, National Action Network
  • James Matlack, Director, American Friends Service Committee
  • Ed Nakawatase, American Friends Service Committee
  • Gary Cozette, Director, Chicago Religious Leadership Network on Latin America
  • Very Rev. Joseph P. Cirou, Ecumenical Catholic Church
  • The Most Rev. Stephen D. Sinclair, Diocese BiStore, Ecumenical Catholic Church
  • Kathy Saile, Coordinator of Social Justice and Outreach Ministries, Franciscan Renewal Center
  • Marie Dennis, Director, Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns
  • Michael Yasutake, National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA
  • Rev. Richard M. Rodgers, Deacon, St. Aelred Ecumenical Catholic Church
  • Rev. Samuel E. Mann, St. Mark’s Church
  • Diane Donato, Trinity Episcopal Church
  • David D. Van Strein, Minister Emeritus, The Unitarian Church
  • Rev. Thom Whitewolf Fassett, former General Secretary, General Board of Church and Society, United Methodist Church
  • Bro. Mark, The Franciscans, Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Office
  • Chicago Religious Leadership Network on Latin America
  • Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina
  • Episcopal Divinity School
  • Franciscan Renewal Center
  • National Association of Christians and Jews
  • Peace Initiatives Network, The Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina
  • Riverside Salem United Church of Christ
  • Sewanee, The University of the South, The School of Theology
  • Sisters of St. Joseph
  • Southern Christian Leadership, Conference of Greater Kansas City
  • First Parish Brester, Unitarian Universalist
  • United Methodist Church, Buffalo District, Niagara Frontier City Ministries, Inc.
  • Washington Park United Church of Christ
  • Woodcrest Bruderhof
  • World Council of Churches
Native American and Tribal Leaders
  • Assembly of First Nations of Canada
  • Chemehuevi Indian Tribe
  • Cherokee Nation
  • Chief Arvol Looking Horse, Lakota
  • Chief Wallace Dennison, Ramapough Lunaape Nation
  • Coyote Valley Tribal Council
  • Duckwater Shoshone Tribe
  • Forest County Potawatomi Community
  • First Nations School Association
  • Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council, Inc.
  • Greenville Rancheria Tribal Council
  • Honor the Earth
  • Howonquet Indian Council of the Smith River Rancheria
  • International Indian Treaty Council
  • Kaw Tribe of Oklahoma
  • Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal Governing Board
  • Lakota/Dakota/Nakota General Council
  • Los Coyotes Reservation
  • Lower Brule Sioux Tribal Council
  • Mashpee Wampanoag Indian Tribal Council, Inc.
  • National Congress of American Indians (See the historic 2011 Resolution here)
  • Navajo Nation
  • Nez Perce Tribal Executive Committee
  • Northem Arapaho Business Council
  • Oglala Sioux Tribe
  • Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin
  • Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma
  • Prairie Band Potawatomi Tribal Council
  • Prairie Island Indian Committee
  • Prairie Island Tribal Council
  • Puyallup Tribal Council
  • Rohnerville Rancheria Tribal Council
  • Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan
  • San Pasqual Band of Mission Tribal Council
  • Schaghticoke Tribal Nation of Kent, Connecticut, Inc.
  • Shawn A-in-chut Atleo, National Chief, Assembly of First Nations, Canada
  • Smith River Rancheria Tribal Council
  • Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
  • Tohono O’Odham Legislative Council
  • Tonkawa Tribal Council
  • Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians
  • United Auburn Indian Community of the Auburn Rancheria
  • Upper Sioux Community
  • Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head
  • Westbank First Nation
  • Winnebago Tribal Council
Unions and Associations
  • Brian McWilliarns, President, International Longshore and Warehouse Union
  • National Association of Social Workers
  • National Union of Public and General Employees
  • United Food and Commercial Workers AFL-CIO
  • Native American Journalists Association
  • New York Mail Handlers Union
  • United University Professions
  • UNITY: Journalists of Color, Inc.
  • The Committee of Concerned Scientists, Inc.
And More
  • Allan E. Blakeney, Former Premier of Saskatchewan
  • The Late Hon. Don Edwards, former Congressman and former FBI Agent
  • Mikail Gorbachov, former President, USSR
  • Linda W. Kettlehut, Psychologist to Leonard Peltier
  • National Black Caucus of State Legislators
  • The Late Danielle Mitterand, former First Lady of France

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