tag: obituaries

Joye Braun
A dauntless advocate of Indigenous justice walked on with the passing of indomitable Water Protector and fearless Warrior Joye Braun.
Eileen Janis
Eileen Janis spent years battling the epidemic of youth suicide among her people, the Oglala Lakota. She passed away at the age of 61.
Joye Braun
Joye Michelle Braun, a citizen of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe known for organizing the pipeline resistance movement in Indian Country, passed away on November 13.
Sacheen Littlefeather / Marie Louise Cruz
“Pretendianism” – the act of falsely claiming American Indian heritage – does real harm.
Alan Parker
Alan Parker, a citizen of the Chippewa Cree Tribe, had a profound impact on law and policy in Indian Country.
John Fadden Kahionhes
John Fadden Kahionhes was a legend in the most profound sense of the word.
Ernestine Anunkasan Hupa
Tim Giago left an indelible mark on journalism that can never be erased.
Jackie Walorski
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi is mourning the loss of Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Indiana) and two of her staffers who were killed in a car crash.
Tim Giago
Tim Giago wore many hats in his long, eventful life. He was a son, a brother, an uncle, a grandfather, a sailor, a poet, a businessman, an entrepreneur, a talk show host, a journalist, an editor, an author, and a publisher.
Native America Calling NAC
Advocates for eliminating blood quantum say it’s necessary to ensure future generations of thriving tribal culture.
Tim Giago
The founder of modern Indian journalism has passed on. Tim Giago was 88 years old.
Don Young
The U.S. House of Representatives is set to approve legislation to honor the legacy of the late Congressman Don Young (R-Alaska), who was known as a champion of Native issues.
Raúl Grijalva
A Democratic-led bill to strengthen the policy of tribal consultation has hit a snag on Capitol Hill, leaving some supporters wondering about its future.
Stephen Roe Lewis and Raul Grijalva
Tribal leaders and tribal organizations are rallying in support of a bill that mandates consultation with Indian nations on actions that affect their interests.
Lawrence Hart
The Cheyenne people, both Northern and Southern, are mourning the passing of a prominent religious and spiritual leader.
Clyde Bellecourt
Clyde Bellecourt was a founder of the American Indian Movement. He passed away at the age of 85.
Clyde Bellecourt
Clyde Bellecourt is among the handful of true giants of the American Indian Movement.
Joanne Shenandoah
She had a bright voice like liquid gold, a luminous heart and a magnetic smile. Joanne Shenandoah-Tekaliwakwa was a multi-talented musician, humanitarian and matriarch.
Joanne Shenandoah
As soon as Jo entered the room, I knew with certainty we would marry, but she did not.
Patrick Albert Lee
It is with deep sadness that I write this small tribute to my friend of 80 years, Pat Lee.
Earl Old Person
The Blackfeet Nation is mourning the loss of Earl Old Person, the tribe’s longtime chief and former chairman.
Mary Toya
“The Department of the Interior mourns with Secretary Deb Haaland as she and her family grieve the loss of her mother,” a statement read.
Lloyd Goings
When I opened an office of my newspaper in Rapid City back in the 1980s one of my frequent visitors was Lloyd Goings.
leonardcrowdog
Leonard Crow Dog was a powerful Wicasa Wakan, Holy Man, with a beautiful vision of the Sacred Mystery of the Universe.
alberthale
Please join a virtual memorial in memory of Albert Hale, a former president of the Navajo Nation who died due to complications from COVID-19.
maxosceola
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steveemery
Steven C. Emery, Lakota from the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, passed on to the Spirit World on December 31, 2020. He was 62 years old.
Native America Calling NAC
Native America Calling will take time to honor those who walked on, like educator Maxine Racehorse Edmo and activist Eddie Benton-Banai.
tompoorbear
From advancing treaty rights to fighting the Keystone XL Pipeline, Tom Poor Bear dedicated his life to the Oglala Sioux Tribe.
winfieldrussell
Winfield Russell, also known as One Bird, served the Northern Cheyenne people in many different capacities throughout his life.
mariloubegaye
Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer offer condolences and prayers for the family of retired Navajo Nation Judge Marilou B. Begaye.
erintapahe
It seems that this past year has been a terrible one filled with the loss of some great American journalists and journalism professors, Native and non-Native.