On Nov. 12, activists with the American Indian Movement and their supporters marched and rallied in Olympia, Washington at the State Capitol, to demand clemency for Leonard Peltier.

Chauncey Peltier, Leonard’s oldest son, spoke at the opening gathering at Sylvester Park and again at the Capitol. He implored President Obama to grant executive clemency to his father in the remaining days of his presidency.

Chauncey and other leaders including John Braveheart, a veteran of Alcatraz and Wounded Knee, and Steve Happy, Anishnabe, spoke passionately at the Capitol building, not only about Leonard’s case, but also showing the connections between what Leonard was doing at Oglala in the struggle that led to his being put on trial, and the struggle going on today at Standing Rock to oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Speakers put the struggle at Pine Ridge into the greater context of the struggle against colonialist oppression and theft of Native land and resources, and everyone’s struggle against the destruction of the earth.

Bringing joy and hope to all present were the children, who led chants and waved signs with great energy throughout the action.

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