American Indian Movement Announces
Walk for Leonard Peltier

A Spiritual Walk for the Release of Leonard Peltier

Minneapolis, MN to Washington, DC
September 1 to November 14, 2022

Leonard Peltier's Statement to the Walk to Justice

Ahou! Good Morning, friends and family

I greet you this morning with an overwhelming feeling of love and thankfulness for the walk you are about to take on my behalf. I appreciate the organizers and the Spiritual leaders who are giving their time and energy to make sure you are safe physically and spiritually. I am humbled that you are doing this for me, because I know there are many issues affecting Native people that deserve National and worldwide attention. MMIW, water and resource protection, the land back movement, and of course basic human rights are on my mind.

In my mind, I can picture the route you are walking and will be with you in prayer and mindfulness all of the way. Eau Claire is a very beautiful area and I remember my brother Red Crow performing at the college many times. At Madison, please offer tobacco for the Ho Chunk and Meskwaki Nations who called that area home over 12,000 years ago.

Chicago has the 3rd largest urban Native American population with more than 65,000 brothers and
sisters. Potawatomi, Miami and Illinois Nations were among the tribes forced to cede lands to the U.S. government in the early 1800s. Please acknowledge our ancestors, as I know you will, as you walk softly on the land holding their footprints.

I look forward to being with all of you. I look forward to being part of the voice for our people. We can never forget the great sacrifices made on our behalf, but we can move forward with one mind, to create a better world, not only for our people, but for all mankind. Let us be of one mind as we begin this journey.

In the Spirit of Crazy Horse,
Leonard Peltier

For more info:

NYC Jericho Movement, P.O. Box 670927, Bronx, NY 10467