Leonard Peltier Benefit
Join us for the Leonard Peltier Benefit Concert.
Come join us with a benefit for the Leonard Peltier Defense Committee featuring Kris Kristofferson, Jamey Johnson, Arlo Guthrie, Jessie Colter, Shooter Jennings, Rita Coolidge, Joe Ely, and more.
Leonard Peltier (born September 12, 1944) is a Native American activist and member of the American Indian Movement (AIM). In 1977 he was convicted and sentenced to two consecutive terms of life imprisonment for first degree murder in the shooting of two Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents during a 1975 conflict on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
Peltier's indictment and conviction have been the subject of much controversy; Amnesty International placed his case under the "Unfair Trials" category of its Annual Report: USA 2010.
Peltier is incarcerated at the United States Penitentiary, Coleman in Florida. Peltier's next scheduled parole hearing will be in July 2024. Barring appeals, parole or presidential pardon, his projected release date is October 11, 2040.