WILLIAM “JIMBO” SIMMONS
Human Rights Leader, American Indian Movement
Jimbo Simmons is a member of the Choctaw nation and of the Leadership Council of the American Indian Movement West (AIM-WEST), which resists colonization, respects traditional knowledge and self-determination, and raises awareness on issues that concern Indians of the Americas, from racism to protection of sacred sites, the rights of the child, treaties, political prisoners, police brutality, immigration and militarization, climate change and the United Nations General Assembly “Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. He is in solidarity with Palestinians and all indigenous peoples that are subjected to expulsion and ethnic cleansing.
Chauncey Peltier, son of Leonard Peltier, the Native American who was convicted of killing two FBI agents in 1975 and sentenced to two consecutive terms of life imprisonment, is now taking care of all the paintings his dad makes in prison. Benjamin Brink/Staff