International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee


Statements of Support


National Union of Public and General Employees (Canada). 13 January 2017

Cynthia Dunne, Attorney at Law. 12 January 2017

President Weston, Oglala Sioux Tribe. 12 January 2017

Chief Daryl Watson, MISTAWASIS NÊHIYAWAK #103. 10 January 2017

Shoshone-Paiute Tribe. 09 January 2017

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. 09 January 2017

Former FBI Agent John “Jack” Ryan. 03 January 2017


Center for Constitutional Rights. 02 February 2016

Lenny Foster, Navajo Nation Corrections Project. 10 February 2016

International Indian Treaty Council (IITC).  03 March 2016

Bell Street Chapel, Providence, RI. 24 April 2016

France Libertés – Foundation Danielle Mitterrand. 29 April 2016

Chuck Kaufman, National Co-Coordinator, Alliance for Global Justice. 2 June 2016

Resolution on behalf of Leonard Peltier, Berkeley City Council. 14 June 2016

Alessandro Manno, Sentinal Human Rights Defenders. 8 July 2016

Gerry Adams, Sinn Fein. 12 July 2016

Mary Robinson. President, The Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice; former U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights and former President of Ireland. 12 July 2016

NLG 2016 Resolution on Behalf of Federal Political Prisoners. 3-7 August 2016

Canadian Bar Association Resolution. 11 August 2016

American Indian Studies Association. 16 August 2016

New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. 8 September 2016

IITC Resolution. 11 September 2016

Religious Society of Friends, Albuquerque, NM. 12 September 2016

John Dulles, President, Human Rights Consultancy and former Regional Director of the United States Commission on Civil Rights. 19 September 2016

Frank Dreaver, Leonard Peltier Defense Committee Canada. 24 October 2016

City of Victoria, BC, Canada Resolution. October 2016

Dáil Éireann. November 2016

Paul O’Connor, Pat Finucane Centre. 9 November 2016

Thomas Mulcair. Member of Parliament, Leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada. 6 December 2016

Peter Grant, Extradition Attorney. 14 December 2016

Jim McIImurray, The Hooded Men of 1971. 20 December 2016

Padraig Ó Muirigh, Human Rights Attorney. 20 December 2016

Former U.S. Attorney James H. Reynolds to President Barack Obama. 21 December 2016

Gareth Peirce. Human Rights Attorney. 22 December 2016

Red Nation. 22 December 2016

Dave Archambault II, Chairman, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. 22 December 2016


Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), New York Yearly Meeting. February 2015

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe. Resolution on behalf of Leonard Peltier. 18 March 2015

Rhode Island Progressive Democrats. Resolution in support of clemency for Leonard Peltier. 18 May 2015

Amnesty International, Executive Directorate. 21 September 2015

National Lawyers Guild. Letter to President Obama. 06 October 2015

A.J. Muste Memorial Institute. 08 October 2015

Brian Cladoosby, President, National Congress of American Indians. 12 October 2015

Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians. 15 October 2015

National Congress of American Indians: Membership Petition. October 2015

James Anaya, former U.N. Special Rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous Peoples. 28 October 2015

United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc. 28 October 2015

Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace. November 2015

Nobel Laureates via Nobel Women’s Initiative. 03 November 2015

Native American Rights Fund. 25 November 2015

William F. Muldrow, U.S. Civil Rights Commission (Ret.). 17 December 2015


Spirit Lake Tribe. Resolution on behalf of Leonard Peltier. 07 January 2014

Yankton Sioux Tribe. Resolution on behalf of Leonard Peltier. 13 January 2014

Crow Creek Sioux. Resolution on behalf of Leonard Peltier. 03 February 2014

HoChunk Nation. Resolution on behalf of Leonard Peltier. 18 March 2014


Oglala Sioux Tribe. A Presidential and Vice Presidential Proclamation Proclaiming June 26, 2013, as Leonard Peltier Day.

Joint statement submitted by LPDOC Regional Chapters European network, Committee in Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples of the Americas (CSIA-Nitassinan), International Committee on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (Incomindios), Abeitskreis Indianer Nordamerikas (AKIN) ; and Arbeitsgruppe Indianer und Menschenrechte (AGIM). Speaker: Edith Patrouilleau. Human Rights Council. Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Sixth Session. Agenda item 5. Study on access to justice in the promotion and protection of the rights of indigenous peoples. United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland. 8-12 July 2013.

Gael Force Art Display inconjunction with Bob Kelly and the Ireland for Peltier Campaign .  Belfast: 09 August 2013.

Tom Poor Bear (Vice-President, Oglala Sioux Tribe) to National Congress of American Indians. 15 October 2013.


Oglala Sioux Tribe.  Resolution of the Executive Committee Protesting Placement of Leonard Peltier in a Prison More than 500 Miles from His Residence, 18 January 2012

Mario Benedetti Foundation (Uruguay), 03 February 2012

International Day of Solidarity with Leonard Peltier, 04 February 2012

LPDOC Chapter-Atlanta hosts the Leonard Peltier Walk for Human Rights. 19-23 April 2012

Clark, Peter.  “Constitutional and Human Rights Violations in the Case of Leonard Peltier.”  The Significance of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples:  A Conference and Consultation with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, James Anaya. Tucson, Arizona: 26-27 April 2012

Foster, Len.  “American Indian Religious and Spiritual Practices in the United States Prison System.” The Significance of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples:  A Conference and Consultation with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, James Anaya. Tucson, Arizona:  26-27 April 2012

Dáil éireann, Dublin, Ireland. June 2012

Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Rival, Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson, New York.  LPDOC Chapters – Boulder, Buffalo, NYC, and New Jersey, joined by Pete Seeger.  16-17 June 2012.
Vigil, Antwerp, Belgium. 26 June 2012

Honoring of Leonard Peltier, San Jose, CA.  26 June 2012

13th Annual Oglala Commemoration.  26 June 2012

Human Rights Council.  Twenty-first session.  Agenda item 3:  Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development.  Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, James Anaya.  Addendum:  The situation of indigenous peoples in the United States of America.  30 August 2012 (See paragraph 91.)

Amnesty International Public Statement.  USA:  Authorities should release Leonard Peltier. 10 December 2012


Black Hills Sioux Nation Treaty Council.  Resolution Urging an Immediate Award of Clemency to Leonard Peltier, 29 January 2011

Amnesty International.  Formal Appeal for Humane Treatment of Leonard Peltier, 03 August 2011

Historic Resolution of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), 04 November 2011


Shawn A-in-chut Atleo, National Chief, Assembly of First Nations (AFN), Canada, 05 February 2010

Canadian Union of Postal Workers Letter in Support of Transfer of Custody, 17 December 2010


Greenville Rancheria Resolution in Support of Clemency,  12 November 2009

Matthiessen, Peter.  The Tragedy of Leonard Peltier vs. the US.  The New York Review of Books.  Vol. 56(18): 19 November 2009.

Sample Letters in Support of Parole:

See also our Archive:  Statements of Support (Prior to 2009).

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