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Jun 24, 2009
Focus: Indigenous Rights
Action Request: Write E-Mail
Location: United States

Indigenous USA political prisoner Leonard Peltier, framed and sentenced in a kangaroo court and held ever since in USA federal maximum-security prison, is nearing his upcoming crucial parole hearing [see my other Share and give your own direct help to get him paroled and out a.s.a.p.!]. The pressure and strain of his situation, coupled with his age and health problems, has become too much for his fragile state.

YOU CAN HELP GET LEONARD PELTIER THE MEDICAL HELP HE URGENTLY NEEDS!! The more national and international pressure the better - please do not underestimate the crucial help that you, personally can give - and remember, WE ARE ALL RELATED - MITAKUYE OYASIN!!

Please read the information below and take action using the sample e-mail/fax/letter at the bottom of this Share.

The information below is from Kat Y., Care2 Indigenous Rights blogger and activist:

"Kari Ann Cowan, Peltier's niece, reported tonight (Friday from the prison at Lewisburg, that Leonard may have suffered a heart attack.

"He had hard time breathing.  He was in his cell and had an ache in his chest. He was kinda scared he was having a heart attack. He raised his hands, breathed slowly and finally felt better."

We need to call the prison and ask them to get Leonard to the hospital in Rochester (MN) as soon as possible for a check up.

Be polite and courteous and express your concern for his health and welfare. We gotta step up.

Make reference to Leonard Peltier #89637-132.

Call Warden Scott Dodrill at (570) 523-1251.

Fax numbers: (570) 522-7745 and (570) 522-7519


In the Spirit of Crazy Horse,

Co-Support Group Coordinator and LP-DOC Spokesperson
Time to set him free... Because it is the RIGHT thing to do.

Friends of Peltier

{end of Kat Y's statement}


I chose to send a fax; I was unsure of using e-mail [due to the fact that the e-mail address listed is 'split' between black print and the blue/click-link sections]. However, please send your own urgent request in the form that works for you.

(If you get a Mail-failure message back for an e-mail, please follow up by sending a print letter and/or a fax at the addresses given. If you can, please post a comment on my Share re: your e-mail not going through to alert others.)

Bless you all for everything you do! I ask you to join me in the powerful combination of ACTION AND PRAYERS.

I also ask you/all to join me in sending out prayers and best thoughts for all SUNDANCE CEREMONIES coming up soon including that of Care2 Indigenous/Navajo Nation activist David T's tribe from July 1 - July 4, 2009. Your personal prayers and strongest solidarity is powerful and so crucially needed at this difficult and challenging time.


Thank you all from the bottom of my heart and bless you for your support to Leonard Peltier - and to Indigenous Rights worldwide.

Your Sister in the Struggle for LOVE AND JUSTICE -- Alice B.

Below is my sample e-mail/fax/letter - please feel free to copy/paste and share it as widely as possible for others to join in this crucial effort on Leonard Peltier's behalf:


Subject: URGENT Concern re: Mr. Leonard Peltier’s Health


Warden Scott Dodrill:


Sir, I am extremely concerned about the health condition of prisoner Mr. Leonard Peltier, #89637-132.


I am asking most urgently that Mr. Peltier be taken to the Hospital at Rochester, Minnesota, for a thorough, in-depth medical check-up to determine his condition in light of his recent apparent heart attack.


I am extremely concerned that Mr. Peltier have access to all of the health services that he clearly needs as soon as possible.


Thank you so very much for your assistance in this crucial matter. We the public are counting on you.



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Posted: Jun 24, 2009 11:57am


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Alice B.
, 1, 2 children
Robbinsdale, MN, USA
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