Time: June 7, 2012 from 8pm to 9pm
Location: Black Talk Radio News
Website or Map: http://blacktalkradionetwork.…
Phone: STUDIO LINE: 1-218-862-7200 ext. 629990 & 5* To speak to the host and/or guest
Event Type: talk radio, politics, news
Organized By: Ameejill Whitlock, Sis. Marpessa & Black Talk Media Project
Latest Activity: Jun 8, 2012
Special guests David Hill, Peter Clark and Wanbli Tate.
David Hill is a member of the Choctaw Nation from Oklahoma and joined the American Indian Movement in the early 1970's. Over his 40 years of dedication and commitment to Native American Rights he has been involved in numerous protests and demonstrations including the takeover of the Bureau of Indian Affairs' main office in Washington D.C. and WOUNDED KNEE in 1973. He has also worked consistently in various leadership positions within organizations to gain freedom for Leonard Peltier. Currently he is teaching traditional spirituality and martial arts to youth.
Peter Clark is the International Chapter Coordinator for the Leonard Peltier Defense Offense (LPDOC) Committee and Wanbli Tate is a representative of the American Indian Movement.
Leonard Peltier is a citizen of the Anishinabe and Dakota/Lakota Nations who has been unjustly imprisoned since 1976, now having spent over 36 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. He was a participant in the American Indian Movement, which was targeted by the FBI's COINTELPRO program. While assisting the Oglala Lakota people on the Pine Ridge Reservation, two undercover FBI agents entered the campground and a tragic shoot-out occurred on June 26, 1975. On February 6, 1976, Peltier was charged with the deaths of the agents and railroaded to trial. Prosecutors and federal agents manufactured evidence against him (including the so-called "murder weapon"); hid proof of his innocence; presented false testimony obtained through torturous interrogation techniques; ignored court orders; and lied to the jury. Peltier was convicted and sentenced to two consecutive life terms. Leonard is a beautiful artist, humanitarian, and author of the powerful memoir, "My Life is a Sun Dance," and has won several human rights awards, including the North Star Frederick Douglas Award, Humanist of the Year Award, and the International Human Rights Prize. For more info on Leonard Peltier please visit http://www.whoisleonardpeltier.info/index1.htm