In The Spirit of Crazy Horse

A Benefit For leonard peltier


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A Message From Leonard Peltier

Greeting friends, supporters and concerned people of injustices,

Last year, a close and dear friend of mine for decades, Connie Nelson, agreed to help raise funds in order to hire a legal team to represent me in a number of legal matters concerning my trial. Connie teamed with another friend of mine, music industry veteran Johnny Buschardt, and the result was a benefit concert unlike any other. Both Connie and Johnny understood that, by law, I had more than completed the sentence for a crime I never committed. In addition, we had to address some serious medical issues I was facing. The event, called In The Spirit of Crazy Horse, was held in Tulsa, OK at the famous BOK Center and brought together many of my old friends and supporters, including Kris Kristofferson, Arlo Guthrie, Jamey Johnson, Rita Coolidge, Shooter Jennings, Joe Ely, Jessi Colter, Peter Coyote and many others. The night was a huge success for everyone involved and all proceeds went to further the legal representation on my case.

Unfortunately, friends, there is still more work to be done. We have a number of legal strategies that need to be advanced and, as we all know, legal issues cost money (even when you are fighting the good fight). In their gracious love and support, Connie and Johnny have again agreed to put on a concert, and this one may be even bigger and better than last year's! We have a few artists from last year joining us again, but due to routing schedules and other prior obligations, not all artists are able to join us. However, we have added some incredible artists to the bill and now artists like BJ Thomas and Steve Earle and Rod Melancon and Jesse Dayton will be joining our friends Jamey Johnson, Keith Secola, Folk Uke, Peter Coyote, and more.

This year's event will be at the Verizon Theater in Dallas, TX on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. Thanks to my amazing team at the International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee, we're able to offer some incredible VIP packages. With some of our packages, you get the true "rock star" treatment, from parking backstage and having your own dressing room to joining the artists on stage for the encore. As always, all proceeds - every dollar - will go toward the advancement of my defense.

I'm asking for your help to be a part of this amazing event - and I hope we can count on your support.

I know I would be more than grateful and so would so many native peoples, as they are trying everything to get me home.

Thank you in the Spirit of Crazy Horse.

Leonard Peltier, August 2018




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