Our Freedom

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

Letter from Chief Te Kapilano of the Squamish Nation June 7, 2007

Filed under: Squamish Nation — ourfreedom @ 10:32 pm

Letter from Chief Te Kapilano of the Squamish Nation

March 1, 2005

I, Chief Te Kapilano of the Squamish Nation: excersise my inherent right from the Creator

I, issue a Royal Decree for John Graham (Shadleeta)

I, Chief Te Kapilano state that

John Graham (Shadleeta) is under my territorial protection and trust

That all bail sureties, properties and monies be returned

That his house arrest be lifted, so he can work

That the daily report to the police station, be once a week

John Graham (Shadleeta) has assured me, he is not a flight risk and wants to see justice prevail for Annie Mae Pictou Maloney Aquash

To assure this

I, Chief Te Kapilano, excersise my inherent right from the Creator
To call a tribunal to look at all aspects of the case

Order in Council (UK) 9 March 1704

Sublimus Deus 1537 (papal bull)

Chief Te Kapilano

(* Note by the John Graham Defense Committee: In 1537, Pope Paul III published the encyclical Sublimis Deus, which declared the natives of the New World to be rational beings with souls who must not be enslaved or robbed.)


Outside the courthouse, Vancouver, Feb. 21, 2005, Photo: Joni Miller
Centre: Elder-warrior Harriet Nahanee and Chief Te Kapilano of the Squamish Nation


No Justice, No Peace May 24, 2007

Filed under: Harriet Nahanee,Squamish Nation — ourfreedom @ 3:06 am

“No justice, no peace. We are still here. We exist. We fight.”

– Harriet Nahanee, elder-warrior of the Pacheedaht/Nuu-chah-nulth Nation (also married into the Squamish Nation) and supporter of John Graham and Leonard Peltier, during a demonstration outside the Supreme Court in Vancouver after Graham’s extradition was approved, February 21, 2005

Quote from CBC news videos “Wanted man faces extradition to U.S.” and “Suspected killer of Pictou-Aquash should be extradited: court”


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Outside the courthouse, Vancouver, Feb. 21, 2005, Photo: Joni Miller
Centre: Elder-warrior Harriet Nahanee and Chief Te Kapilano of the Squamish Nation

Harriet Nahanee arrested, Eagleridge Bluffs, May 25, 2006
Photo: Christopher Grabowski


NYM Statement About Harriet Nahanee

Filed under: Harriet Nahanee,Native Youth Movement,Squamish Nation — ourfreedom @ 2:54 am

NYM press release March 2007

unceded Coast Salish Territory

March 30, 2007

Harriet Nahanee, a 73 year old Pacheedaht Grandmother, Elder, and Warrior passed away on February 24, 2007, in the manner that she lived her life. Standing strong defending Our Land and Our People. She died from pneumonia and undiagnosed lung cancer after serving 2 weeks in prison for her part in the 2006 blockade to defend Eagle Bluff, from the expansion of the Sea to Sky Highway, on her husband’s Skwxwu7mesh territory. The highway expansion is a key development project for the corrupt Vancouver/Whistler 2010 Winter Olympics.

In her lifetime, Harriet Nahanee was a loyal, supporter of AIM Warrior, Leonard Peltier, who was extradited from Vancouver in 1976, and convicted of the murder of 2 FBI agents. AIM had been actively supportive in the Lakota struggle to defend their communities in Pine Ridge from the FBI instigated war for the uranium in the Sacred Black Hills. The 2 FBI agents died in 1975 in a gunfight they started against an AIM family style camp. Since Leonard Peltier’s conviction, the truth has come out that the FBI fabricated testimony and evidence to extradite and convict Leonard Peltier of these murders.

Today, the FBI is attempting to pin Anna Mae’s murder on her trusted friend and comrade, former AIM member and Warrior John Graham. When Anna Mae’s body was found, the FBI attempted to cover-up her murder, but failed when a 2nd independent autopsy made the discovery of a bullet lodged in her head. Since that time, the FBI has worked hard over the years to pin Anna Mae’s murder on her own organization, AIM.

Since John Graham’s arrest in Vancouver in December 2003, for the 1st degree murder of Anna Mae, Harriet Nahanee, has stood by John through his 4 years of living under house arrest, and through his 2005 Extradition hearing that was approved. During Harriet’s last days in the hospital before she passed away, her close friend Jennifer Wade of Amnesty International visited her. Her last words to Jennifer were about her biggest concerns. First she brought up her 78 year old Eagle Bluff Comrade Betty Krawczyk, who is currently serving a 9-15 month sentence for her part in the blockade. Then Harriet brought up John Graham and his May 17, 2007 extradition appeal. Jennifer Wade reassured her that John’s loved ones, his supporters, and his lawyers would work hard to fight John’s extradition.

On behalf of Harriet Nahanee, a strong Pacheedaht Elder, who has passed away standing up for Our People, we ask that people look at the facts in this murder case, and to stand strong beside John Graham. This murder case has nothing to do with delivering justice for Anna Mae, and is only a part of the FBI smear campaign that is set out to destroy any pride Natives may have about the contributions made to Our People by the American Indian Movement.

All My Relations.

Vancouver Native Youth Movement.