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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Dear Mr. Redford; Re: Leonard Peltier

Edward Woods
P.O. Box 54667
Cincinnati, Ohio 45254-0667
April 20, 2014

Mr. Robert Redford
Sundance Institute
180 Varick Street, Suite 1330
New York, New York 10014

                                                                                              Re: Leonard Peltier
                                                                                                     CBC Interview
                                                                                                     April 4, 2014

Dear Mr. Redford:

It was with great interest that I listened to your recent CBC radio interview with Michael Enright.

I found it compelling for the many points raised regarding Leonard Peltier’s conviction and subsequent incarceration. Since his arrest on February 6, 1976, his trial in Fargo in 1977 and your visit with him at Marion in 1980, the facts surrounding his case have been lost or adulterated during thirty-eight years of evolving myth and folklore about who Leonard Peltier actually is, the details of June 26, 1975 and his subsequent conviction and appeals.

I would first like to address just one of the many areas you and Mr. Enright discussed,
“…that of illegality involved in his extradition.”

Please find enclosed a very telling document dated October 12, 1999 from the Canadian Minister of Justice to U.S. Attorney General, Janet Reno. The review and details included are clear and concise, along with its conclusion that “…Mr. Peltier was lawfully extradited to the United States.”

Since the radio interview emphasized your concern regarding the facts, I would hope that you would take the time to review the enclosed letter and perhaps respond so we can have a meaningful dialogue. There were many other points where the details are available and clarification necessary.


Edw. Woods

Edward Woods

(See Minister of Justice letter at: http://www.noparolepeltier.com/canadaletter.html)