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Thursday, 16 September 2010

Save the Date! Lenny Foster on Leonard Peltier & Native Issues

Save the Date!
Lenny Foster on Leonard Peltier & Native Issues
Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location to be Announced
6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
The Brecht Forum
451 West Street, NYC
"Spirituality is the foundation of American Indian culture—the root of a traditional way of life. If American Indian peoples are denied the right to exercise their spirituality, we're talking about a denial that borders on cultural genocide." —Lenny Foster, 1997
Lenny Foster of the Diné Nation is the Director of the Navajo Nation Corrections Project and the Spiritual Advisor for 1,500 Indian inmates in many state and federal prisons in the Western U.S. He has co-authored legislation in New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado that allows Native American spiritual and religious practice in prison and results in significant reductions in prison returns.
He is a board member of the International Indian Treaty Council, a sun dancer and member of the Native American Church. He has been with the American Indian Movement since 1969 and has participated in actions including Alcatraz, Black Mesa, the Trail of Broken Treaties, Wounded Knee ’73, the Menominee Monastery Occupation, Shiprock Fairchild Occupation, the Longest Walk and the Big Mountain land struggle. He was a 1993 recipient of the City of Phoenix Dr. Martin Luther King Human Rights Award.
Lenny will speak on five Native American issues: the illegal imprisonment of Leonard Peltier, land and resources taken from Native peoples by the U.S. government, stripmining, uranium mining and the pollution of the land, air and water, Native American freedom of religion and the demand to honor Native treaty rights.
To download palm cards for this event, click on the image below
Sponsors: NYC Leonard Peltier Support Group, NYC Jericho Movement
For more info: nyclpdoc@gmail.com • 718-325-4407
Directions to the Brecht Forum: A, C, E or L to 14th Street & 8th Ave, walk down 8th Ave. to Bethune, turn right, walk west to the river, turn left. 1, 2, 3 or 9 to 14th Street & 7th Ave, get off at south end of station, walk west on 12th Street to 8th Ave., left to Bethune, turn right, walk west to the river, turn left.

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