International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee
Sovereign Imagination: The Art ofLeonard Peltier

Sovereign Imagination: The Art of
Leonard Peltier

Leonard Peltier could not be present at the exhibition of his artwork at the second Indigenous Fine Arts Market (IFAM) in Santa Fe, NM, held on August 20-22, because he’s been incarcerated in the U.S. federal penitentiary system for the last 40 years. He’s...

Painting a View Past Prison Walls

Leonard Peltier turned to art as an escape; now his son is trying to use it to open prison doors Somewhere in the 40 years Leonard Peltier has been serving two consecutive life sentences in a maximum security prison for a crime he still says he didn’t commit, he found...

Native son: Leonard Peltier’s
artwork shows at IFAM

Growing up with a conspicuous last name wasn’t easy for the son of imprisoned Native American activist Leonard Peltier. Chauncey Peltier was just a boy when, in 1975, his father was embroiled in a shootout on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota that...

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