Peltier has been nominated for the Nobel at various times-I’m kind of curious to know if those who did so have ties to LPDOC? The fact that Kissinger was not only nominated but awarded the Nobel a mere eighteen months after his involvement in the policies to bomb Viet Nam, and the current president for not having actually done anything, but for what he might do, kind of tarnishes the entire process when others like Irena Sendler, or Greg Mortenson, were nominated and passed over.
I don’t think awarding a Nobel as an incentive rather than recognition adheres to the original intent in the creation of the award and various categories
A nomination isn’t difficult, as there are literally thousands who have nominating privileges. In fact nominations number in the hundreds from a variety of sources, and so I ask who nominated Peltier, and can we rely on additional ones as a matter of routine and resume building in the future?
As a matter of course the Nobel Committee does not divulge the names of nominees for fifty years, and so it is that those nominations that are publicized are done so by the those who nominate-otherwise no one would know Peltier has been nominated for fifty years.
I’m more than a little surprised that with all the truth and justice advocates no one has
nominated Annie Mae for her work in Boston in conjunction with the Boston Indian Center regarding the Red School House , and what were her ongoing efforts for indigenous people- after all, she wasn’t convicted of any involvement in murder-she was a victim, and in her short lifespan certainly accomplished more with a greater credibility. I think such a nomination is more than warranted and hopefully someone who reads this may be able to facilitate that.
Much of what the nations are lacking are current heroes-in that vacuum media personalities and the faux leadership of AIM have inserted themselves, often attempting comparisons to the true icons and heroes of previous times.
Such endeavors may find a certain resonance among some elements of the audience but
they can never bestow what is lacking.
Should such a nomination occur I think it would become a rallying cry for ever true hearted human being in this country, the first nations people in Canada, and indigenous people throughout the entire hemisphere.
I see a lot of questions being asked about LPDOC’s organizational status-whether it is
a charitable entity or a political action committee, either way I believe there are public disclosures laws that address and mandate financial disclosure.
I have also seen that while LPDOC has stated in the past that they would publish such information I haven’t been able to find it anywhere-if it does in fact exist I’m sure many would appreciate it if a link were provided.