a member of the Mexica and Apache Nations, is the international
spokesperson for the LPDC. Bobby grew up in Fresno, California and
spent most of his young years in and out of juvenile institutions and
prisons. It was in prison that Bobby met Leonard Peltier, who had a
tremendous impact upon him. Leonard influenced Bobby to live a clean
and sober life, learn about his Native heritage, and advocate for his
people. Bobby has been active in the movement to gain Leonard
Peltier's freedom ever since he himself was released in 1981. As an
international spokesperson, Bobby makes regular interventions at the
United Nations in Geneva and meets with foreign diplomats to rally
international pressure for Leonard Peltier's release. Thanks to the
persistency of the International team, international support for
Leonard Peltier is phenomenal, including support from the European
Parliament, the Belgian Parliament, the Italian Parliament, and
several Nobel Laureates.
a member of the Corsican Nation, has been advocating for Leonard
Peltier for over 15 years. Based in Paris, France, Sylvain
coordinates international support groups, organizes efforts at a
grass-roots level in Paris, cultivates support from NGO's, lobbies
foreign officials, coordinates activities at the United Nations, and
coordinates visits from foreign diplomats. During the clemency
campaign, Sylvain coordinated visits from former First Lady of
France, Danielle Mitterrand and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Rigoberta
Menchu, both of whom met with key officials and with Leonard Peltier.
Sylvain also rallied extensive international pressure for the proper
medical treatment of Leonard Peltier, culminating in an intervention
by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture.
("The Blade") is a member of the White Earth and Turtle
Mountain Chippewa Nations. A long time veteran of the AIM wars
against the United States Government, is an international
spokesperson for the LPDC. Bob, co-defendant, ex-political prisoner
and former National/International Director of the LPDC, has been
struggling for Leonard's freedom since day one. He has a Bachelors
degree in Cultural Anthropology, he is a self taught artist and
currently is the founder/owner-director of the American Indian
Movement Museum in Barcelona, Spain.
Roels, International Co-Coordinator, is from Belgium and has
been working for the case of Leonard Peltier for over 10 years.
Martina is a member of KWIA, support group for Indigenous Peoples,
which is a human rights organization based in Belgium defending and
promoting all collective and individual human rights of indigenous
peoples and more specifically, the right to self-determination.
Martina is the coordinator of the Workgroup North-America of KWIA.
She lobbies the European Parliament, Belgian and Flemish Parliament,
as well as other Parliaments of the European Union. Leonard
officially brought Martina on board the International team on October
8, 1998 authorizing her and KWIA to lobby on his behalf. Martina has
organized dozens of meetings with International Spokesperson Bobby
Castillo in helping to pass resolutions from the Belgium and European
Parliament for Leonard Peltier. She is also Coordinator of KWIA/LPSG
Belgium and works with LPSG Italy.
Prof. Glenn Morris
is a member of the Shawnee Nation who serves as an advisor for the
Leonard Peltier Defense Committee's international team. He is an
attorney specializing in international law and he is a professor of
political sciences at the University of Colorado, Denver. He is the
founder of the Fourth World Institute for Indigenous Peoples' Laws
and Politics. A long time supporter of Leonard Peltier's freedom,
Glenn has organized several vigils and demonstrations for Leonard
Peltier in the Denver area. He also helped to spear head annual
counter- Columbus Day celebrations in Denver.
Prof. Sharon Venne
is a member of the Cree Nation who serves as an advisor for the
Leonard Peltier Defense Committee's international team. She has
played an active role in the national and international struggles of
many Indigenous Peoples, including the Lubicon Cree and Dene Nation.
Sharon has a Masters of Law degree from the University of Alberta and
currently serves as a Professor of International Law. She is a
lobbyist and an expert on Indigenous politics at the Untied Nations.
She won several cases against Canada in front of the United Nations -
Committee on Human Rights.