Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Civil Rights Leader Lehman Brightman Suffers Stroke and Needs Your Help

Dr. Lehman Brightman, founder of the United Native Americans, Inc, and Civil Rights Leader for many Native Americans needs help to pay for his medical care.   His son, Quanah Parker Brightman, asks for you prayers as he was rushed into emergency surgery today.

Please Donate to the Lehman Brightman Healing Fund

As many of you are aware, Indigenous Scholar, Korean War Veteran, Professional Football Player, & Resistance Leader: Lehman L. Brightman suffered a stroke this past July 22, 2011 and is currently recovering in the hospital.

Dr. Brightman's bio:

Lehman L. Brightman is a Sioux and Creek Indian who was born on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. Professor Brightman is the founder and National President of United Native Americans, Inc. an Indian organization formed in 1968, to promote the progress and general welfare of American Indians. In his capacity as President of UNA, Mr. Brightman has testified in two U.S Senate Hearings on the deplorable conditions of Indian boarding schools and hospitals on reservations. He led investigations of seven Indian boarding schools and three Indian hospitals due to the poor service and abusive treatment of Indian people. He is a former football and track star at Oklahoma State University where he earned a B.A. degree, and he has an M.A. degree from the University of California at Berkeley.

Mr. Brightman is an ex-Marine and served one year in the Korean conflict where he was wounded in action. Professor Brightman established and coordinated the first Native American Studies Program in the United States at UC Berkeley in 1969, and has since taught at the University of California in San Diego, Sacramento State University, D-Q University, and Contra Costa College in San Pablo, California.   Brightman is the author of numerous articles on the history of Indian education and federal boarding schools.

He is the former editor of the first International Indian newspaper called Warpath, and was involved in the occupation of Alcatraz, and the takeover of Wounded Knee, and led the takeover and occupation of Mt. Rushmore in South Dakota in 1970. He was one of the national coordinators of the Longest Walk in 1978, and the Long Walk for Survival in 1980. At the present time, Mr. Brightman is writing a book on the history of the Indian Civil Rights Movement from the 1960's to the present.

Dr. Brightman is in need of financial assistance in paying his medical expenses, back taxes, and his mortgage. Any monetary gift is generous and is greatly appreciated.

Kindly mail your donation to:

United Native Americans, Inc.
2434 Faria Avenue
Pinole, California 94564.
The entire U.N.A. family would like to personally thank you for assisting us in helping Lehman Brightman during this difficult time.

Your continued prayers for his health and welfare are greatly appreciated.

For more information, please contact or (510)672-7187

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