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Trying to Locate Anyone Who Saw Anna Mae Aquash Pictou

Dear friends of John Graham,


We would like to relay this important and personal appeal from John Graham, with respect to the whereabouts of Anna Mae Aquash from the time when she was left at a house on Pine Ridge, where she thought she would be safe, until the time when she was found murdered. We believe there must be people who saw her during that time, and any information would be extremely helpful as we seek the truth.

Please, anyone who had contact with Anna Mae Aquash between late 1975 and when she was found murdered on February 24, 1976, come forward and contact the John Graham Defense Committee. All communications will be kept strictly confidential.

John Graham Defense Committee
15 Firth Road
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 4R5

Tel: 1(867) 633-2480


We are also pleased to tell you about the posting of a transcript from a 25-minute video interview of Bruce Ellison, Leonard Pelletier's first lawyer, which was taped on June 26, 2006 by Daniel Gautreau (<>). The interview was taped while Bruce Ellison was attending the World Peace Forum in Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

Following is an excerpt from the interview:

Bruce Ellison: "The [US] government is not seriously interested in solving the murder of Anna Mae Aquash Pictou. What the government is trying to do is to utilize her murder, currently, in an effort to paint the American Indian Movement as a terrorist, violent organization rather than being so many of the victims. One of the questions that many people have had for 30 years has been, why has there been no interest in all of the murders, including Anna Mae's, on the Pine Ridge reservation? To select her murder out alone is to suggest, and in fact has shown to be, a politically motivated manipulation of both her family and of the community, in an effort to ignore the other murders of which the government was so directly complicit."

The transcript is now available at

The video interview is downloadable, or viewable on-line, in QuickTime format (35.4 MB). Two servers are available from which to download. Please select the location nearest you: - in Canada at <>; - and in Denmark at <>.

To view the video in Flash format, see <>. To order a copy of the video on CD, please contact .

We hope you will find this interview informative.

We thank you again for your continued support of truth and justice.


Matthew Lien, President
John Graham Defense Committee


To contact the John Graham Defense Committee, please write to


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