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Old 10-30-2005, 06:12 AM
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Please use this thread to let us know that your loved one could use a card, some cheering up or just someone to reach out...

If you're not comfortable posting the adress, ask for PM's...
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Old 11-06-2005, 06:35 PM
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I have 3 penpals in Arizona who need your prayers. Unfortunately, there is a lot of gang activity among some prisons in AZ and my penpals seem to be caught in the middle and just want to walk to Red Road and not harm their brothers. The problems have invaded the sweatlodges and prevent them from worship. Please pray for their protection in these unstable times: for my young Dine, for a Pima who I haven't heard from for 4 weeks and normally writes or calls at least weekly, and for a Hunkpapa who is grieving for his son who was killed and is trying to transfer to another penal system for his safety. I can only help them so much. Your prayers are powerful.
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Old 12-01-2005, 10:45 PM
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Hello I am writing because I myself is white but I have three daughters by an american indian. His name is Eric and he is in the branchville correctional facility in Tell City Indiana. Me and him are no longer together because of personal reasons and we can't get along but I do talk to him and we get along a little for the childrens sake. But he has been talking about he has or is in a program their for native americans but he is the only one of his kind their he is also writing a book about himself. I believe that maybe some one off this thread could maybe give him some in sight or just some attention because I can not give him this sort of attention because of are history but I still do care for him only in the case of our children and nothing else. I believe that people shouldn't have to serve time alone. His family has little to no contact with him but I am writing because I would for one like to know if any one knows about this program or can maybe give some infomation that he might enjoy about his native self.....Please PM me are post on this sight with info I will get it I check every day. PS the signature at the bottom of my letter is for my sons dad who I'm currently with at this time and is in a different prison but I am for real. Eric is not to be released until september of 07.
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Old 12-03-2005, 03:41 PM
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Hello I am writing because I myself is white but I have three daughters by an american indian. His name is Eric and he is in the branchville correctional facility in Tell City Indiana. Me and him are no longer together because of personal reasons and we can't get along but I do talk to him and we get along a little for the childrens sake. But he has been talking about he has or is in a program their for native americans but he is the only one of his kind their he is also writing a book about himself. I believe that maybe some one off this thread could maybe give him some in sight or just some attention because I can not give him this sort of attention because of are history but I still do care for him only in the case of our children and nothing else. I believe that people shouldn't have to serve time alone. His family has little to no contact with him but I am writing because I would for one like to know if any one knows about this program or can maybe give some infomation that he might enjoy about his native self.....Please PM me are post on this sight with info I will get it I check every day. PS the signature at the bottom of my letter is for my sons dad who I'm currently with at this time and is in a different prison but I am for real. Eric is not to be released until september of 07.
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Hello, I have an American Indian friend in Prison. His story of incarceration has been hell and could use any and all new friends, cards, inspiration anyone can spare. At 6' 4", 51 years old, long blonde hair, he has been incarcerated for the past 14 years without family contact or support. He has been shuffled from facility to facility being told "We WILL break you!" forcing him to be raped repeatedly by another inmate in 24/7 lockup. He has been denied food causing an immense weight loss, medical problems which will not be addressed. Because he will not cut his hair, he is not allowed personal property, canteen privaleges, outside exercise, quarterly packages, books, pens, nothing. Not even milk on a daily basis, and now they've taken showers away from him. He is constantly being written up, threatened, punished for not cutting his hair (religious freedom)!!! Rarely does he get to leave his tiny cell!! Please HELP him.....
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If you're interested in sending a card or uplifting letter to him, please contact me for further instructions.
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Old 12-05-2005, 03:22 AM
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Lillian, I would be happy to send a card or more to your friend please send the info...also have you contacted NAPS about his ordeal??? or a local AIM group,,,
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I have a dear friend, who has spent 16 years enduring death row,in Arizona. He has done too many games, with the people, who just do not get that the guys condemned to the the row are actually human too, with hearts and feelings. He is a good guy, in his 40's, who knows and respects the Native ways of his grandmother, despite being a blonde like myself. If you can handle sharing a smile, with a man who has always been a good friend to my husband and me, send me a message.

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Old 12-26-2005, 05:05 AM
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Old 02-07-2006, 05:22 AM
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February 5, 2006

Leonard Peltier, a True American Hero
by Barbara Tutor
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February 6, 2006, marks the 30th year that Leonard Peltier, American Indian Movement (AIM) leader, has been illegally imprisoned. Like the worldwide movement to free Nelson Mandela, human rights activists have been working long and hard to free Leonard Peltier. Amnesty International calls Mr. Peltier, “a U.S. political prisoner of conscience.” The history of this case is well documented at www.leonardpeltier.org.

Why is this beautiful human-being kept in prison, isolated from his people, silenced within the corporate media, and demonized by the FBI? What is so fearsome to the powerful U.S. Government about this aging warrior of Native American Rights? What threat does he pose, and to whom?

Perhaps the infamous lobbyist, Jack Abramoff, a longtime Republican Party operative who is currently under indictment, could shed some light on this puzzle.

According to Robert Robideau, co-director of the Leonard Peltier Defense Committee, “Abramoff isn't in hot water for selling political influence. He got caught ripping off his clients--in particular, Native American tribes who run casino and gambling operations. The tribes would hire Abramoff to lobby for them over gaming issues, and Abramoff would tell them which politicians to make political donations to. What he didn't say was that he and his business partner Michael Scanlon were sometimes working for groups whose interests were directly opposed to the tribes. For example, in 2002, Abramoff and Scanlon worked for religious conservatives lobbying the state of Texas to shut down a casino run by the Tigua of Ysleta del Sur Pueblo in Texas--at the same time that Abramoff was charging the Tiguas millions to lobby for the casino.

Abramoff had nothing but contempt for his Native American clients. In e-mails exposed a few years ago, Abramoff called tribal members "trogdolytes" and "morons." "I have to meet with the monkeys from the Choctaw tribal counsel," he wrote to Scanlon. Overall, the Abramoff scandal is offering a glimpse of how political power is bought and sold in America, but this particular aspect is shining a light on a small part of an injustice that dates back even longer--the U.S. government's genocide against Native Americans, its theft of their land and the crushing of anyone who stood in their way.”

If the American people were truly informed about this travesty of justice; if they had read Mr. Peltier’s poems, letters, words of encouragement to youth, and opinions on sovereignty for indigenous tribes; if they could for one moment put themselves in Leonard Peltier’s place; would not this innocent man be free today?

Leonard Peltier’s poem, “Silence” is printed below, in the hope that readers will open their hearts and minds to the suffering of this humble man, and not rest until he is free.

Silence, they say, is the voice of complicity.
But silence is impossible.
Silence screams.
Silence is a message,
just as doing nothing is an act.
Let who you are ring out & resonate
in every word & every deed.
Yes, become who you are.
There's no sidestepping your own being
or your own responsibility.
What you do is who you are.
You are your own comeuppance.
You become your own message.
You are the message.


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Honoring Cpl. Brett Lundstrom, 22,

“He earns the American flag from his government,” says Vietnam veteran John Around Him. “He earns the eagle feather from his people.”

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Lundstrom enlisted in the Marines in January 2003. “Not only did he volunteer as a Marine, he volunteered to be infantry,” says his father, Ed Lundstrom. Lundstrom, 22, was killed Jan. 7 in Fallujah. The Eagle Staff, a Staff of honor, leads mourners. Held high, it is adorned with buffalo hair and eagle feathers, along with photos of tribal members who are serving in Iraq.
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Wa-do to my P.T.O. family and friends for taking the time to read this post..Recently i was informed my good friend(my brother) was getting worse,you see he suffers from not 1 but 3 types of cancer...liver,colon,bone as well as suffering from Hep-c&b..He has very few who care,in his last letter he told me vists was not a option any longer,i think he has givin up,so i ask that he be remembered in your prayers,if anyone would like to send a happy note or just a card to say hey!your not forgotten.It would be a blessing.
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Blessings,

I told my husband about this site, and he asked if anyone would be willing to write two close friends who have no one on the outside.

Both are very good people, as I know them, and I know the people my husband puts himself around...One of them had a wife but she has just completely left, he has been in 22 years. The other is my husbands Celly.

Please PM me if you are interested, these are good men that just need a little hope in their life.

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SilverCue, this is a great place to post if you are looking for pen pals that specifically want American Indian Penpals or someone interested and or concerned with issues concerning American Indians, and or Native people who are incarcerated. If you are looking for a penpal in the most general sense of the work we have a pen pal request forum. You may get better results there. It's on the first page of the website, scroll down almost to the bottom of the page. they are listed alphabetically.
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Thanks. I will try that, yes, both men as well as my husband all are American Indian, and we all follow the Lakota ways. They are two Kola's that are really good men. So thanks for the advice, I will try the request form.

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Wa-do to my P.T.O. family and friends for taking the time to read this post..Recently i was informed my good friend(my brother) was getting worse,you see he suffers from not 1 but 3 types of cancer...liver,colon,bone as well as suffering from Hep-c&b..He has very few who care,in his last letter he told me vists was not a option any longer,i think he has givin up,so i ask that he be remembered in your prayers,if anyone would like to send a happy note or just a card to say hey!your not forgotten.It would be a blessing.
His Info......Johnny Lonewolf Bato
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I want to say thank you for taking the time to read this post,Johnny has taken a turn for the worse this last week,please keep him in your prayers...



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My heart is happy there are people out there in this world that care.
Johnny has taken a turn for the worse as of last week,I ask anyone and everyone please drop him a card a note anything,he has given up i am afraid,please help me to help him.
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Wa-do to my P.T.O. family and friends for taking the time to read this post..Recently i was informed my good friend(my brother) was getting worse,you see he suffers from not 1 but 3 types of cancer...liver,colon,bone as well as suffering from Hep-c&b..He has very few who care,in his last letter he told me vists was not a option any longer,i think he has givin up,so i ask that he be remembered in your prayers,if anyone would like to send a happy note or just a card to say hey!your not forgotten.It would be a blessing.
His Info......Johnny Lonewolf Bato
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Leavenworth,Kansas 66048

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Smokies sister sarah
I think the reasons for him saying visiting are not a option is because when ones blood count is low they cannot be around a lot people due to there amune system is very low and if they get sick it is very hard for them to fight it off. is he doing chemo? my son has cancer thats how i know about the blood count. best of luck to him and i well send him a card.
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Sarah ~ your brother is in my prayers. And I'll also write...
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Default Our Sister Mary (AKA missmkm) ...incarcerated for almost a month now

Has now been incarcerated for almost a month...I hope some of you will offer her words of support, strength by replying to this thread...i will cut na paste it and send it in my next letter.

I havent heard from her yet... but have written her and hope to hear from her soon.
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Hey Mary! It's Guvokikam...AKA Pamela...How are you doing today? I hope this short note finds you having a good day. I didn't get to ask for your addy before you left. I hope things are on the up and up! Were you able to participate in a sweat there? Or keep yourself busy with programs?

As for me, well, I'm in Oklahoma still...getting paperwork complete for my tribe and OSU for the Fall semester. I just found out I am behind on my immunizations (had two shots this week and next month will two more) so gotta get that done before they will allow me to start the semester.

Anyhow, I guess Wingy will get this to you when she can...I went to the library to get a few of Vine Deloria's books, "Behind the Trail of Broken Treaties", American Indian Policy in the Twentieth Century", and "God is Red" so I will reading them through out the summer. Have you read any of his books?


However aside, from getting things taken care of..I plan to go to Arizona to visit family for a few weeks...plan to fly out toward the end of July. Wingy this is a good idea...thanks for looking out for one of our native sisters. Have a good one missmkm.

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Hi Mary!

It's Valentina...I hope you're doing ok at college

I have a card here ready to send. Steph gave me your address.

I am still fighting with the prison about my husband's health situation....that will go on and on and on, I guess.

Take care and keep you your spirits.

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I write Mary, a former PTOer, missmkm who is the only American Indian at FDC Houston. She has her good days and bad, works as a seamstress in the laundry and has adjusted well but misses her culture terribly and not fond of the steady diet of mexican food.

I have a feeling the upcoming holidays will be tough for her and I hope some of you will send her cards and letters, particularly with native themes. Please PM me if you'd like her address and keep her in your prayers.
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