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Filed Under: Law | National
Montana tribe pays respects to late attorney Evelyn Stevenson (03/18)
Stevenson worked for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes for more than 30 years and was known as an advocate for the Indian Child Welfare Act.

Filed Under: National
Cherokee Nation mourns loss of respected journalist John Shurr (03/02)
Shurr served on the editorial board of The Cherokee Phoenix, the tribe's newspaper.

Filed Under: Education | National
Kevin Abourezk: Omaha language advocate passes on at age 58 (02/27)
Mark Awakuni-Swetland’s accomplishments were many and likely will have longstanding impact on the Omaha Tribe.

Filed Under: National
Hundreds pay respects to dog mushing legend George Attla Jr (02/18)
Attla won ten Fur Rendezvous Open World Championship titles and eight Open North American titles during his 54-year career in mushing.

Filed Under: Law | National
Onondaga Nation attorney Tonya Gonnella Frichner dies at 67 (02/17)
Frichner dedicated her life to the protection of indigenous rights.

Filed Under: Canada | Opinion
Opinion: Tribute to the late Blackfoot scholar Narcisse Blood (02/16)
There are so many people in Indian country processing the loss of our Blackfoot scholar, philosopher, activist, teacher, ceremonialist, healer, family member and friend, Tatsikiistamik (Middle Bull) Narcisse Blood.

Filed Under: Law | National
Body of Mille Lacs Band spiritual leader released after dispute (02/10)
Authorities wanted to conduct an autopsy on Mushkoob Aubid even though it went against his religious beliefs.

Filed Under: National | Recognition
Chinook Nation Chairman Ray Gardner passes away at age 59 (02/05)
Gardner fought for federal recognition for his tribe, who were the first to welcome explorers Lewis and Clark to the Pacific Northwest.

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Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation mourns passing of Gary Mitchell (01/26)
Mitchell, who was the chairman of the gaming commission, spent 28 years in service to his people.

Filed Under: National
Mother and son killed in mobile house fire on Navajo Nation (01/13)
Sharilynn NovaDawn Rustin, 24, and her four-year-old son died two days before Christmas.

Filed Under: Opinion
Editorial: Grand Traverse leader George Bennett was inspiration (01/12)
George Bennett was remembered as a fighter who helped lead the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians through some of its most tumultuous — and successful — times.

Filed Under: Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Late governor was no friend to Iroquois (01/09)
Mario Cuomo was once the Secretary of State for New York during a particularly dangerous time in our history.

Filed Under: National
Former Miccosukee Tribe chairman Buffalo Tiger passes on at 94 (01/07)
Buffalo Tiger drew national and international attention for meeting with Fidel Castro of Cuba.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Arizona's first Native American lawmaker Lloyd House passes on (01/07)
Lloyd House, who was Navajo and Oneida, served one term in the Arizona Senate.

Filed Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Blackfeet actress Misty Upham found dead after going missing (10/17)
The 32-year-old actress had gone missing from a relative's home on the Muckleshoot Reservation earlier this month.

Filed Under: National
Gila River Indian Community mourns loss of first female leader (08/26)
Mary Thomas served two terms as the tribe's governor and twice as lieutenant governor.

Filed Under: Education | National
Oglala Sioux leader and educator Gerald One Feather passes on (08/22)
Gerald One Feather was the youngest president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe and a leader in the tribal college movement.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Lakota activist Rosalie Little Thunder passes away at age of 64 (08/13)
Rosalie Little Thunder was a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe who worked to stop the slaughter of bison in Yellowstone National Park.

Filed Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
James Garner, actor with Cherokee heritage, passes on at 86 (07/21)
Star of TV and film was proud of his tribal ancestry, which came from his mother.

Filed Under: National
Young member from Mescalero Apache Tribe dies in drowning (07/02)
Keena Frizzell was an employee of the tribe's gaming facility.

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