International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee

Leonard Peltier Says ‘Indian Lives Matter’ in New Interview

The famed Native American activist and political prisoner spoke with the New York Daily News about his time in jail and hope for the future. Leonard Peltier, the famed Native American activist who has spent four decades in prison, suggested in an interview published...

Native American Activist Leonard Peltier Asks Obama for Clemency

The 71-year-old AIM member, who many believe has been unfairly jailed for more than 40 years, petitioned the president for a pardon in March. In 1977, Native American activist Leonard Peltier was put behind bars, where he has remained in federal custody for 40 years,...
Samuel Johns to FBI Director: ‘Please Free Leonard Peltier’

Samuel Johns to FBI Director: ‘Please Free Leonard Peltier’

“Seconds before this photo was taken, I kindly told the FBI Director, ‘Thank you for the award, but I came here to ask you to look into the case of Leonard Peltier, please free Leonard Peltier.’ He just smiled and said, ‘Thank you for all your work and I will look...

Drawing through Bars

The Leonard Peltier is locked behind bars, but his paintings still manage to see the light of day every once in a while. The Native American political prisoner has languished in prison for decades, still paying an unjust price, his community says, for a fatal...

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