Tag Archives: Leonard Peltier

Leonard Peltier is censored yet again, this time a giant statue that was removed. We will be hearing from the artist on what really happened. Rigo 23, on “Make No Bones About It.” Jan 15th, 2017 at 5pm. Obama Free Leonard Peltier!


Rigo 23 is a visual artist working in site and cultural specific settings, often in collaboration with others and over extended periods of time. His works occupy unstructured public space as well as designed for art appreciation spaces. Collective memory and markers of time are central concerns. Recent group exhibitions include the 12th Sharjah Biennial, United Arab Emirates; 5th Auckland Triennial, New Zealand; 2nd Aichi Triennale, Japan; 1st Kochi-Muziris Biennale, India; Regionale XII, Austria; The Jerusalem Show IV, Palestine; 3rd Shenzhen/Hong-Kong Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism and Architecture, China; 10th Lyon Biennale, France and 4th Liverpool Biennial, United Kingdom.


  • MFA, Stanford University, 1997
  • BFA, San Francisco Art Institute, 1991



Time for a Compassionate Release



September 17th, 2017 at Noon.



We will be gathering at the Sylvester Park on Capital and Legion in Olympia at Noon and will begin our March to Tivoli Fountain than to the North Steps of the Capital Building.



Ramona Bennett, GW Galbreath, Jimbo Simmons, Crystal Chapin, Chester Ray, Matt Remle, Steve Hapy and Raven Redbone.


More info about the event ravenredbone@gmail.com

Sarah Skywind and Juan R Leõn on “Make No Bones About It.” July 10th, 2016 at 4pm


Sarah Skywind is founder, owner of Skywind Art. And owner of NHONOROF art line.Art.Jewelry/beaded art.Sarah also is the owner of Hummingbird Visual Design. Sarah will  partner with Your Business Consultant. She partners with many Business as an Consult on economic development and business consulting, she specializing and focusing tribal economic growth while encompassing the traditional ways of our client’s communities.  Sarah is the founder of F.A.C.T. First Americans Coalition for Truth. Founder of A.R.R.O.W. Awareness of the Relations and Responsibilities for Our World. Sarah is an Art agent for Leonard Peltier working with Chauncey Peltier.


Bassist/Chapman Stickist/Native American Flutist Juan R Leõn was born in Sonora,Mexico. He us of Yaqui, Tarahumara and Chicano deacent. He is bassist for the instrumental prog trio Jupiter Groove and has recorded three albums of solo material. Juan draws from a diverse library of influences and various techniques.His instrumentals weave melodies and harmonies into a rich tapestry of ambient,fusion,post prog and new age.All of his solo Stick®,bass and soundscape pieces are recorded in one take with no overdubs. He also experiments with field recording s which he calls Emotional Response Sound Experiments, or E.R.S.E. These unique ambient sound compositions are at once haunting and musical.

Learn more about Sarah and Juan this July 10th at 4 pm on “Make No Bones About It.” listen live at http://www.kaosradio.org



We Dedicate This Ride To Creating Awareness Of The Injustice Leonard Peltier Has Endured and Support for His Clemency



International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee

Truth through Art – April 24, 2016, 4pm on Make No Bones About It.

We will be hearing from Nancy Shippentower (hopefully) , Grace Cox, Lucas Saul, Chauncey Lee Peltier, Ira Coyne, and me Raven Redbone.  Sharing the story of Leonard Peltier Art and much more. Tune in this Sunday, April 24th, 2016, at 4pm.

Thank to Olympia Food Co-op for Supporting Leonard Peltier!





“Stalking” a pink lion in the grass.
Where: Artesian Well
421 4th Ave, Olympia, Washington

When: Indigenous Peoples Day
October 12th, 2015

There will be drum, a couple of speakers, and a vendors table. Everybody welcome, family friendly.

More information: ravenredbone@gmail.com


18th Annual International Day in Solidarity with
Leonard Peltier Tacoma, WA

For Immediate Release:

On Feb. 8, 2014, Native activists and supporters of political prisoner Leonard Peltier will gather in Tacoma, WA at Portland Avenue Park for the 18th Annual International Day in Solidarity with Leonard Peltier. At noon, there will be a March for Justice from Portland Ave Park to the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Tacoma (1717 Pacific Ave.) where a rally will be held.

Noon Rally: Portland Avenue Park 3513 E. Portland Ave. Tacoma, WA 98404
March: to U.S. Federal Courthouse in Tacoma 1717 Pacific Ave Tacoma, WA 98402

Speakers include: Ramona Bennett, Matt Remle, James Old Coyote, Jimbo Simmons, Chauncy Peltier and more.

Other rallies and demonstrations will be held jointly on this day, around the globe, in support of clemency for Leonard Peltier.

The rally will feature:

• Matilaja: YuPik Eskimo from Mountain Village, Alaska, with the Tacoma Chapter LPDOC and member of the Northwest American Indian Movement since 1973
• Ramona Bennett: Puyallup Tribal Elder and longtime Leonard Peltier supporter
• Chauncy Peltier: Leonard Peltier’s son
• David Bean: Puyallup Tribal Council Member
• Olivia One Feather: Hunkpapa Lakota, Standing Rock Sioux member, Native and Idle No More activist
• Deeahop Conway: Puyallup Tribal member, Tacoma Chapter LPDOC
• James OldCoyote: Sacred Water Canoe Family.
• Jimbo Simmons: AIM West
• Peter Bohmer: Olympia Movement for Justice and Peace, and faculty at the Evergreen State College
• Wakinyan Waanatan (Matt Remle): Hunkpapa Lakota, Last Real Indians
• Gary Wessels-Galbreath: Host of “View From The Shore” on KAOS Radio
• Father Bill Bichsel: Jesuit Priest, Catholic Worker Movement
• Steve Hapy: Tacoma Chapter LPDOC
• Arthur J. Miller: Northwest Regional Organizer LPDOC

Leonard Peltier (of the Anishinabe, Dakota and Lakota Nations) is a long time Native Activist and member of the American Indian Movement. In 1975 he was wrongly convicted for the 1975 shooting deaths of two agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. U.S. prosecutors have repeatedly admitted that they did not and cannot prove Leonard Peltier’s guilt, and the appellate courts have cited numerous instances of investigative and prosecutorial misconduct in this case.

As late as November 2003, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals acknowledged that “Much of the government’s behavior at the Pine Ridge Reservation and its prosecution of Mr. Peltier is to be condemned. The government withheld evidence. It intimidated witnesses. These facts are not disputed.” The trial of the first two AIM members in this case found them not guilty for reason of self-defense. Amnesty International has renewed their campaign to free Leonard. For more information go to: http://www.whoisleonardpeltier.info.

Those pushing for Leonard Peltier’s release are working to keep phone calls, e-mails and letters going to the White House during the clemency campaign. Call and/or send e-mails in support of clemency for Leonard Peltier to the White House Comments Line at (202) 456-1111; (202) 456-1112 and send e-mail through this link: http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/ with the message, “I support clemency for Leonard Peltier.”

To learn more about the Leonard Peltier defense committee, to make donations or find out how you can help, write to Tacoma Chapter LPDOC, P.O. BOX 5464, Tacoma, WA 98415-0464 or e-mail bayou@blarg.net. Also on Facebook at http://facebook.com/tacoma.lpdoc. Subscribe to Northwest Peltier Support at nwpeltiersupport-subscribe@lists.riseup.net.

“I have no doubt whatsoever that the real motivation behind both Wounded Knee II and the Oglala firefight, and much of the turmoil throughout Indian Country since the early 1970s, was, and is, the mining companies’ desire to muffle AIM and all traditional Indian people, who sought, and still seek, to protect the land, water, and air from their thefts and depredations. In this sad and tragic age we live in, to come to the defense of Mother Earth is to be branded a criminal.”

–Leonard Peltier, “Prison Writings”

Information by Puyallup Tribal News   http://www.puyalluptribalnews.net/news/view/federal-courthouse-site-of-18th-annual-international-day-in-solidarity-with/