Wahacanka (Paul Shields-Peltier)

$7,679 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 141 people in 26 months
To all of our relatives and friends,

It is with a deeply sad heart that I write this. Today my dear younger brother Wa Ha walked on. He was with us here in Washington DC as we pray and work for clemency for our father Leonard Peltier. He was my little brother and I cannot believe his is gone from us. His name was Wahacanka.
His english name was Paul Shields-Peltier and he was born and raised on the Pine Ridge Oglala Lakota reservation. He had been sick for many months and was having dialysis for four hours a day three days a week and although his wife and family suggeated him not to make this trip he would not be turned back. In true Oglala way he said he wanted to go on this journey to help bring his father home.
He adored his wife Emily Two Lance-Peltier and his five children (four daughters and one son) and his mother Audrey Shields, his sisters and brothers and other family members and the Oglala Oyate. He was a quiet man who was known for his soft good humor and kind spirit. He never missed an event or a ceremony for our father. He was never one to stand up and speak but always there to help and support.
He lived the very hard life that is life on the Pine Ridge but in recent years he joined a company that was building environmentally sustainable housing for the people of the reservation and it was something he loved to do because it knew he was helping his people.
He suffered a very damaging stroke while working and has been trying to recover since.
Our dad had wished to donate one of his kidneys to Wa Ha but because of his imprisonment and his own failing health that was not possible. I will never forget my fathers words when he found out. He said, "Oh No. My Son has died. My baby has died." I wish we could console him now as we try to console each other.
We will let people know the details of his ceremonies as we find them out. Please keep him and his family in your prayers.

With Love to all of you,

Chauncey Peltier
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Just finished paying for a heating system in the house Wa Ha built but didn't get to finish for Emily and the girls. Thanks everyone for helping to take care of them for Wa Ha.
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I've been asked for Emily's info and about the girls for those who can't or don't want to make a donation on line. Wa Ha's wife is Emily Two Lance and her mailing address is PO Box 646, Oglala, SD 57764. Her daughters Kobe wears a ladies XL (shoe size 8), Kadeem wears a ladies M (shoe size 4) and Kaleigha wears a girls 10-12 (shoe size 12). Thanks everyone so much for all the help you have given Wa Ha's family.
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Thanks everyone for the donations. They had the funeral for Wa Ha today. Every ones help made sure he had a Raiders Ribbon Shirt and Star Quilt. Once we get the funeral paid for, we are going to put a heating system and an oven in the house for Emily and the girls.
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Thanks everyone for all the support, donations, prayers and kind words.
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$7,679 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 141 people in 26 months
Created December 9, 2016
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Claudia Concha
22 months ago

God bless all your family

Angela Rahui-Littlejohn
23 months ago

Prayers & love to you all from Aotearoa nz

Trevor Harrison
25 months ago

Hope your Dad is free to wear that ring very soon Chauncey.

Dawn Conquest
25 months ago

With love

Aaron Arsenault
26 months ago

I hope they soon release my cousin.

26 months ago
Stefan Ingwertsen
26 months ago

Help from Germany!

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