Petition Tag - native american rights

1. Immediate Executive Clemency for Leonard Peltier NOW!

November 10, 2012

To President Barack Obama, United States of America

WE the National and International Supporters of Federal Prisoner Native American Human & Environmental Activist Leonard Peltier (89637-132) do with Good Faith & Solidarity respectfully ask President Barack Obama of the United States of America to acknowledge, accept, and enact immediately the 2011 unanimously passed (NCAI) National Congress of American Indians’ Resolution for Executive Clemency for Leonard Peltier which was presented in December 2011 at the Tribal Conference in Washington DC.

The facts presented in this Resolution remain unchanged today with exception to the fact that Leonard Peltier is now 1 year older.

Since NCAI presented their Resolution for Clemency in 2011, James Anaya, The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples presented his unbiased well-researched investigative report on the conditions and concerns of Native Americans to the United Nations. In Mr. Anaya’s report he favored Executive Clemency for Leonard Peltier.

Leonard is 68 years old. He continues to suffer from un-treated and under-treated health problems. Despite his physical pain, suffering, limitations and the InJustice served upon him for close to 4 decades, he made a public statement during the recent presidential election campaign urging Native Americans and All other Americans of Voting age to exercise their Right-to-Vote! Leonard continues to work for his Humanitarian and Environmental causes as best he can.

WE Thank The Obama Administration for actively working with the NCAI to improve the severe conditions that continues to plague our Sovereign Nations. There is a long road ahead as so much more is needed to Right past Wrongs, to ensure Positive and Healthy Outcomes and to decrease the Prejudice and Racism that continues to prevail in some areas. WE understand that enacting Changes takes time… HOWEVER….WE know that Clemency for Leonard Peltier ONLY takes YOU, The Clemency Papers and A Pen!! Please Right the Wrongs of almost 4 decades IMMEDIATELY; Grant Executive Clemency to Leonard Peltier!

In Good Faith & Solidarity WE thank you for your time and consideration and ask that you sign those Clemency Papers NOW!

2. As Promised: "Honor our Treaties"

When President Obama met with Native American Indian tribes in Washington D.C. , it was indeed a historic event. On November 5th 2009 , the President took questions from the audience. Of the seven Tribal leaders fortunate enough to address the President , three of them mentioned the treaties. The significance of the treaties is that within the treaties is the hidden history of the United States. A history of genocide and land grabbing that ended with the treaties.

Article 6 pf the U.S Constitution refers to a treaty as the Supreme law of the land. A treaty must be ratified by the Senate and signed by the President. In the minds of the American Indians , treaties are a big deal and it should be a big deal across this land , supposedly governed by the rule of law.

Treaties are the law. The legal definition of a treaty is this: Under International law , an agreement , league , or contract between two or more independent nations or sovereigns.

International law is a concern to all nations . This is a human rights issue that should be a concern to all people.

When Theresa Two Bulls , President of the Oglala Sioux Tribe spoke to the President , she said in part, “…honor the Treaties. Too , long they have been not honored by the federal government. And , you talk about change - now is the change. Allow us and work with us to exercise our sovereignty , our self determination “.

On the campaign trail President Obama promised that if he was elected , he would honor the treaties.

This Petition echoes the words of Theresa Two Bulls to President Obama to honor the treaties.

Sign this petition to hold in account the promise made by President Obama to honor our Treaties.