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Honour Anna Mae Pictou Aquash and Harriet Nahanee / Free John Graham and Leonard Peltier

Free Shark! Free Peltier! Free John Graham! May 24, 2009

Filed under: Secwepemc Nation — ourfreedom @ 6:35 pm

“FREE SHARK! FREE PELTIER! FREE JOHN GRAHAM! FREE MAPUCHE WARRIORS! FREE WARRIORS OF ATENCO & OAXACA! FREE JACABO & GLORIA! FREE MUMIA! DROP ALL CHARGES ON POCC MOI JR. VALARY!” […]

– NATIVE YOUTH MOVEMENT, May 24, 2009, “NYM Warrior arrested and held on 7 year old charges for Defending the Land!”

Click here to read the whole statement from NYM about Shark’s arrest

 

Secwepemc Submission to UN Human Rights Committee July 3, 2007

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Submission to the UN Human Rights Committee, Geneva, Switzerland, May 14, 2007 

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Arnie Jack (Tsilqotin / Secwepemc), B.C. Canada, making a submission on John Graham’s case to the Petition Team of the Human Rights Committee of the United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland, May 14, 2007

 

Wolverine’s Letter in Support of John Graham May 23, 2007

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Letter from Wolverine, Secwepemc Elder, Secwepemc Nation, south-central British Columbia, Canada

Sunday, February 6th, 2005

On February 21, 2005, Judge Elizabeth Bennet will make her decision on the extradition of John Graham who is charged by the U.S. government for the murder of Anne Mae Aquash.

I endorse the John Graham Defence campaign and encourage everyone to help out in any way they can.

The United States is responsible for the murder of 67 of our people in Pine Ridge, including Anne Mae Aquash.

These people might still be alive today if not for the U.S. government’s programme of harassment and assassination against our people who were fighting for their lives and land.

On February 6, 1976, Leonard Peltier was arrested for extradition to the U.S. on charges for the deaths of two FBI agents at Jumping Bull Ranch on June 26, 1975.

The day of Jumping Bull shoot-out, 1/8th of the Pine Ridge Reservation was signed over for uranium exploration and extraction on 133,000 acres of land.

This struggle continues today. John Graham was active in fighting uranium mining in South Dakota, Saskatchewan, and B.C. for ten years.

Our people in the trenches should not be handed over to our enemies.

Wolverine

[Wolverine was also a prisoner of war because of his role as one of the Ts’peten, Gustafsen Lake, defenders during the 1995 armed defense of a Sun Dance camp that was put under siege by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police]

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Wolverine being released from prison in 1999

 

Secwepemc NYM Support for John Graham

Filed under: Native Youth Movement,Secwepemc Nation — ourfreedom @ 2:55 am

Secwepemc NYM Announces Official Support for John Graham

Unceded Secwepemc Territory, nymcommunications(at)hotmail.com

February 20, 2005

Secwepemc Native Youth Movement stands with our Brother John Graham.

Secwepemc NYM believes that no Indian should be forced into the white man’s courts or prisons. The white man has come here to our Land and invaded every aspect of our lives. They have waged war on us and that has forced us to fight back and resist their invasion and forced assimilation. When we fight for the freedom of our People we have always been criminalized and thrown in their prisons. This is not new and this will keep on happening until we are Free.

To our brother John Graham, keep on fighting, stay strong.

Warriors Unite. Free Leonard Peltier.

In the Spirit of Resistance,
Secwepemc Native Youth Movement