Published On: Mon, May 7th, 2012

Peltier walk coming to Cherokee

     The Leonard Peltier Walk for Human Rights is coming to Cherokee on Friday, May 11.  The group, comprised of American Indians from several tribes, will make its way into town and will walk from the Casino Mart to the Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds at around 12noon on Friday. 

     “Our mission is to bring awareness of Leonard Peltier and Leonard Peltier’s case and all of the human rights issues,” said a walk organizer. 

     The walkers, numbering around 10, started their journey on Dec. 18, 2011 at Alcatraz Island near San Francisco, Cali.  They plan to end their walk in Washington, DC on Friday, May 18 culminating in a three-day pow wow. 

     A free concert featuring Bill Miller will be held at the Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds on Saturday, May 12 at 6pm.  Everyone is invited to the concert and to walk with the group on Friday. 

– One Feather staff report