RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota man who grew up on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is opening a Lakota museum in Rapid City this weekend.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A supporter of jailed American Indian activist Leonard Peltier says he considers President Donald Trump "a wild card" who might be willing to look into setting Peltier free.
The 73-year-old Peltier has spent most of his life in prison for the killing of two FBI agents in South Dakota in 1975. President Barack Obama denied a clemency request for Peltier before leaving office last year.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Institute of American Indian Arts has acquired the archives and art collection of longtime Native American historian and advocate Suzan Harjo.
The institute made the announcement Wednesday, noting that Harjo recently decided to make the donation following decades of advocacy for Native arts and culture.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — President Barack Obama has denied a clemency request by American Indian activist Leonard Peltier, who has spent most of his life in prison in the killing of two FBI agents in South Dakota in 1975, Peltier's attorney said Thursday.
His attorney, Martin Garbus, said they received a letter from the White House on Wednesday night saying their application to commute his sentence to the 40 years he's already served has been denied.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Supporters of American Indian activist Leonard Peltier, who has spent most of his life in prison in the killing of two FBI agents in South Dakota in 1975, hope President Barack Obama will grant him clemency and shorten his sentence to the four decades he has already served before Obama leaves office Friday.
Among those supporting Peltier's last-ditch bid for freedom is Pope Francis, who wrote to the White House on Tuesday, Peltier's attorney, Martin Garbus, said Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — American University is removing a statue of a man convicted of killing two FBI agents that has sparked criticism since it was installed.
Local media report the statue of Leonard Peltier was erected last month by clemency activists who say prosecutors in his trial coerced witnesses and withheld evidence. Peltier was convicted in the 1975 killings of Jack Coler and Ron Williams on South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.