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Filed Under: Opinion
Clara Caufield: Bonnie Clincher Red Elk was champion of free press (07/09)
With weighty heart, I join with other Native journalists (so few in number) in mourning the loss of our esteemed colleague, Bonnie Clincher Red Elk.

Filed Under: Environment | Opinion
Joel Reynolds: Saying goodbye to Native elder Bobby Andrew (06/23)
I didn't expect the Pebble Mine would outlast Bobby Andrew. He was a fighter who never seemed to get tired.

Filed Under: Law
Alaska Native man stabbed to death at Yakama Nation home (06/23)
Donald Edwards, 42, was attacked at a Father’s Day barbecue on the reservation.

Filed Under: Law
Authorities investigate murder of woman from Oneida Nation (06/10)
Krystal Torres-Smith 39, was found dead on the UW-Green Bay campus. She had been shot multiple times.

Filed Under: National | Recognition
Former Lumbee Tribe chairman Jimmy Goins killed in car accident (06/08)
Jimmy Goins led the tribe from 2004 to 2010 and was a strong advocate for federal recognition.

Filed Under: National
Lakota Country Times: Timothy Standing Soldier passes on at 54 (04/24)
Timothy Standing Soldier passed away last week after a battle with cancer.

Filed Under: National | Sports
Native Sun News: Lakota rodeo legend Howard Hunter passes on (04/22)
On April 4, the rodeo world and Oglala Lakota Nation lost one of their most decorated athletes in modern history, with the passing of Howard W. Hunter Sr.

Filed Under: Law | National
Navajo Nation president mourns passing of Elouise Chicharello (04/21)
Elouise Chicharello, the first woman to serve as regional director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs regional office on the reservation, died on April 11.

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.

Filed Under: Opinion
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.

Filed Under: National
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.

Filed Under: National
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.

Filed Under: Opinion
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.

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.

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