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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Former White Earth Nation chairman Darrell Wadena laid to rest (06/30)
The former leader owed the tribe more than $730,000 in restitution.

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Muscogee Nation World War II veteran Phillip Coon passes at 95 (06/26)
Coon was the last Indian survivor of the Bataan Death March.

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Former White Earth leader Darrell Wadena passes away at 75 (06/24)
The leader who called himself 'Super Chief' led the tribe for 20 years.

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Radio and entertainment legend Casey Kasem passes on at 82 (06/16)
Icon died in Washington, where he had been living since early May.

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Prairie Band Potawatomi Secretary James Potter passes at 56 (06/12)
He served 16 years on the tribal council, including 12 years as treasurer and four years as secretary.

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Last original Navajo Code Talker Chester Nez passes on at 93 (06/05)
Soldier who used the Navajo language to develop unbreakable codes received a Congressional Gold Medal in 2001.

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Chairman Herman Dillon of Puyallup Tribe walks on at age of 82 (05/27)
Longtime leader presided over treaty rights victories and a land claim settlement.

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Coquille Tribe mourns passing of longtime Chief Kenneth Tanner (05/27)
Tribe is about to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its federal recognition.

Filed Under: Opinion
Editorial: Honor the sacrifices of Navajo Code Talker Tom Jones (05/19)
Newspaper pays tribute to Navajo Code Talker Tom Jones Jr., who died last week at the age of 89.

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