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Oglala Lakota Nation Declare Today June 26, 2013 as Leonard Peltier Day! Leonard will be welcomed with open arms upon his return to his loved ones. He is an iconic political prisoner of the USA and needs to be set free, he has done more than enough time regardless of the FBI's misconduct in gaining a guilty verdict. We honor Leonard.

The Oglala Commemoration, The LP-DOC and The Oglala Lakota Tribe is very excited to announce that June 26th had been declared Leonard Peltier Day.

Oglala Sioux Tribe
Office of The President
A Presidential & Vice Presidential Proclamation
Proclaiming June 26, 2013 as Leonard Peltier Day.

Whereas, June 26, 1975, is a historical day on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, and

Whereas, The Oglala Sioux Tribe holds in high esteem people who stand for peace, justice and freedom, and

Whereas, Leonard Peltier, a man asked to stand and protect traditional elders and the Lakota Oyate, sacrificed himself that day, and

Whereas, we hereby proclaim this day so the Oyate and the world will know and honor Mr. Peltier and remember that we as a people continue to heal, and 

Whereas, although Mr. Peltier cannot be in attendance for this historic event, we must and will continue his work to heal a nation through human rights, social rights and indigenous rights all over the world, now

Therefore, pursuant to vested authority, we do as President and Vice President of the of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, hereby proclaim June 26, 2013 as a day of honoring for Mr. Leonard Peltier and hereafter every 26th day of June. 

Signed By President Bryan Brewer and Vice-President Thomas Poor Bear with the tribal seal...

Via Spencer Haskins, Indigo B. Cantor