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Filed Under: Opinion
Brandon Ecoffey: Vincent Brewer was a family man and a cowboy (04/17)
Vincent Brewer Sr. accomplished so much in his life. As a young man he served valiantly in the U.S. Navy, he played for a team that managed to pull out a victory over the Harlem Globe Trotters, and he would go on to be a longtime Chief Judge for the Oglala Sioux Tribe.

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Dana Lone Elk: Francis Pumpkin Seed always had a bright smile (04/15)
I was so saddened to hear of this brother's passing last week because of all the encouragement he brought to those behind the tiopa maza, iron door.

Filed Under: Opinion
Column: Michael Jandreau was 'giant' to many in Indian Country (04/13)
Some of the speakers talked of Michael Jandreau as if he were a giant. In the sense of history, perhaps he was.

Filed Under: National
Mourners pay tribute to late leader of Lower Brule Sioux Tribe (04/10)
Hundreds attended the funeral of Michael Jandreau, who led his people for 36 years.

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Former chairwoman of Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe passes away (04/09)
Judith Peterson served one term as chair of the South Dakota tribe, from 1987 to 1990.

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Native Sun News: Chairman of Lower Brule Sioux Tribe walks on (04/09)
Michael Jandreau, who humbly attributed his enduring success as leader of the Kul Wicasa Oyate for more than 35 years to the people themselves, has made his journey to the spirit world.

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Dennis Ickes: Michael Jandreau was humble servant to his tribe (04/07)
We will remember Michael Jandreau's vision, his humility, selflessness, intellectual brilliance, talent for attracting people of special ability to serve with him, his probing questions of experts, and his special ability to inspire.

Filed Under: National
Funeral for late leader of Lower Brule Sioux Tribe on Thursday (04/06)
Michael Jandreau was hailed as a promoter of economic development and stability on the reservation.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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