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OccupySF: American Indian Genocide and Standing Rock with Deni Leonard
Date Monday November 14
Time 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Global Exchange 2017 Mission Street near 16th Street BART
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorRuthie
Occupyforum presents...
American Indian Genocide
and Standing Rock
with Deni Leonard

OccupyForum is proud to once again host Deni Leonard who will speak about Standing Rock, the general history of Tribal Governments’ relationship with the U.S. Federal Government, and issues which are present today.

Biography of Deni Leonard: Served as National Chairman of the G.I. Alliance which directed the protests at the U.S. Army Bases around the U.S. and territories. While in the U.S. Army, closed down the Presidio Stockade, occupied Fort Lawton Army base in Seattle, Washington, and organized protests around the country. Testified at the Winter Soldier Investigation in Detroit to describe my experience at the Presidio Stockade and met David Dillinger, John Kerry, Donald Sutherlin and several members of the Chicago 7.

Served as a National Consultant to the U.S. Commission On Civil Rights and investigated the Pine Ridge election between Dick Wilson and Russell Means, investigated racial discrimination on the Navajo Reservation and organized a national civil rights hearing. Served on the Oregon State U.S. Commission On Civil Rights Committee and served as the first Executive Director of the Oregon Human Rights Commission.

Stood with the Traditional Leaders on reservations and brought strategies to protect them from progressive Tribal Leaders that supported the Bureau of India Affairs. Keynote Speaker at National Tribal organizational conferences, NCAI, National Indian Gaming Association and International Gaming Association about using municipal bonds to fund their projects.

Monday, November 14th, 2016 from 6 - 9 pm at Global Exchange
2017 Mission Street near 16th Street BART

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on all sides of these critically important issues!

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