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Navajo Nation

article Navajo Nation to Lower Flags in Honor of Tribal Lawmaker (1/15/2020)
(New Mexico) -- A former Navajo Nation Council delegate is being remembered for his years of public service and inspiration to others. Tribal officials say a funeral for...
article Missing 94-Year-Old Grandfather Found Deceased on Navajo Nation (9/23/2019)
(Arizona) -- The search for Dennis Hardy, Sr. has ended tragically. The Apache County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the body of the 94-year-old grandfather was found...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Mental Health

article 'She was such a bright light': Former classmates, teachers at B.C. school honour life of Kelly Fraser (1/11/2020)
(British Columbia) -- Former classmates, teachers, friends and community members in Merritt, B.C., gathered Friday evening for a candlelight vigil to honour the life of...
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Mississippi Band of Choctaw

article First elected Choctaw tribal chief, Calvin Isaac, dead at 86, according to Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians (1/11/2020)
(Mississippi) -- The first elected Choctaw tribal chief, Calvin Isaac, has died, according to the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. Isaac was elected in 1975 and...
article Memorial scheduled for former Choctaw Nation chief (10/30/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Funeral plans are underway this week for former Choctaw Nation Chief Gregory E. Pyle, and Saturday has been declared a National Day of Mourning across the...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Sports Leagues

article Ex-NBA Commissioner Stern Made Remarkable Pivot On Sports Betting (1/2/2020)
(New Jersey) -- Former NBA Commissioner David Stern, who passed away on New Year’s Day at age 77, was often quite willing to speak rather, well, sternly and...
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Wisconsin Oneida

article Flags to fly half-staff for late Oneida Nation chairman (12/18/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Tony Evers has ordered that the Wisconsin and U.S. flags are to be flown at half-staff On Dec. 18 until Dec. 19, in honor of former Oneida Nation...
article The National Indian Gaming Association Mourns the Loss Chairman Emeritus Rick Hill (12/17/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) is mourning the passing of NIGA Chairman Emeritus Rick Hill journeyed onto the Spirit World.
article Flags ordered to half-staff to honor former Oneida Nation Chairman (12/17/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- Governor Tony Evers has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff on Wednesday and Thursday in honor of former Oneida Nation Chairman Rick Hill, who passed...
press release NIGA Mourns the Loss of National Indian Gaming Association Chairman Emeritus Rick Hill (12/17/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Indian Gaming Association is sad to announce that NIGA Chairman Emeritus Rick Hill journeyed on to the Spirit World Thursday night....
article A Tribute to the Honorable Richard G. Hill: A Warrior Who Fought Trump on Behalf of Indian Gaming (12/16/2019)
(South Dakota) -- My Oneida Brother, Rick Hill has been called home. His work on this physical world is finished. Rick was an effective and tireless leader who...
article ‘A loving brother to us all’ (12/16/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- Known as one of the most respected and prominent leaders of the Oneida Nation in Wisconsin, former Chairman Rick Hill died on Dec. 13. Hill was 66-years-...
article KINGMAN: A Tribute to the Honorable Richard G. Hill: A Warrior Who Fought Trump on Behalf of Indian Gaming (12/16/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- My Oneida Brother, Rick Hill has been called home. His work on this physical world is finished. Rick was an effective and tireless leader who accomplished...
article Former Oneida Nation Chairman Rick Hill dies (12/14/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- Former Oneida Nation Chairman Rick Hill died early Friday, according to the tribe. "The Oneida Nation circle of generational leadership will be...
press release Rick Hill, former Oneida Nation Chairman, passes away (12/13/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- The Oneida Nation is saddened today to share the sad news of the sudden passing of our former Chairman, Rick Hill. Chairman Hill led the Oneida Nation...
9 Total Articles on this Issue

Oneida Nation

article Winona ‘Winnie' Hennigar (12/15/2019)
(Iowa) -- Winona “Winnie” C. Hennigar, 92, of Northwood, passed away Friday, December 13, 2019 at the Good Shepherd Health Center in Mason City, surrounded...
1 Article on this Issue

Wisconsin Gaming

article Former Oneida Nation Chairman Rick Hill passes away (12/13/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- Former Oneida Nation Chairman, Rick Hill has passed away. According to the tribe, the news came somewhat unexpectantly, “The Oneida Nation is...
1 Article on this Issue

First Nations

article Jerseys hung outside homes in northern Sask. First Nation to remember young Wollaston Lake hockey player (12/7/2019)
(Canada) -- The video shows two rows of young men wearing hockey jerseys. It's a December night in northern Saskatchewan. The young men each hold a hockey stick in...
1 Article on this Issue

Colville Tribe

article Tribal education leader dies in crash (12/4/2019)
(Washington) -- A woman who helped generations of members of the Colville Tribes pursue their educations died in a crash Friday night just north of Coulee Dam. The...
1 Article on this Issue

Pine Ridge

article South Dakota high school basketball player dies during Monday practice (12/3/2019)
(South Dakota) -- A boys basketball player at Dupree High School died suddenly during practice Monday evening, authorities say.
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MMIW

article 'Her life isn't forgotten': Tama Bennett's mother remembers her free, artistic spirit (11/21/2019)
(North Canada) -- Jenny Bennett is still in shock, five days after finding out her daughter was found dead in a tent in the woods 400 kilometres from home.
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Poarch Creek

article PASSING: Robert McGhee (11/20/2019)
(Alabama) -- Robert “Bobby” McGhee, 72, of Atmore, passed away November 14, 2019, in Atmore. He was born to the late Roy and Opal Reeves McGhee on May 13,...
1 Article on this Issue

Mandalay Bay Shooting

article Las Vegas victim dies, making deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history even deadlier (11/19/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- More than two years after a shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas left more than 50 people dead, a woman who was paralyzed in the shooting has...
article Woman injured in Las Vegas mass shooting has died (11/19/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- A 57-year-old woman who was injured in the 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting has died, according to officials. Kimberly Gervais of Mira Loma, California,...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Seminole Tribe

article Former Seminole Tribe chairman Howard Tommie dies at 78 (11/15/2019)
(California) -- Howard Tommie, who helped usher in a new age of self-sufficiency for the Seminole Tribe as its chairman in the 1970’s, died Friday in a car...
1 Article on this Issue

Tulalip Tribe

article Mourners turn out for Stan Jones, ‘the chief of chiefs (11/13/2019)
(Washington) -- It was a fitting tribute for the man known as the noble warrior who somehow managed to speak at his own funeral. Hundreds of people filled the Orca...
article Stan Jones: Mourning a death, celebrating a life (11/13/2019)
(Washington) -- Hundreds of people filled the Orca Ballroom at Tulalip Resort Casino on Nov. 12 to pay respects to Stan Jones, who died Nov. 5 at age 93. The funeral,...
article Mourners turn out for Stan Jones — “the chief of chiefs” (11/12/2019)
(Washington) -- It was a fitting tribute for the man known as the noble warrior who somehow managed to speak at his own funeral. Hundreds of people filled the Orca...
article Longtime Tulalip Tribes leader Stan Jones dies at 93 (11/7/2019)
(Washington) -- Stan Jones, an engaging and hardworking leader who bridged cultures and generations while turning the Tulalip Tribes into one of the region’s...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Upper Skagit

article Upper Skagit tribal elder Violet "Vi" Fernando dies at 97 (11/12/2019)
(Washington) -- Violet "Vi" Fernando, an integral part of the community fabric of the Upper Skagit Indian Tribe, died Saturday.
1 Article on this Issue

Atlantic City Gaming

article Elderly Atlantic City woman who successfully battled the CRDA died late last month (11/4/2019)
(Atlantic City) -- Sadie Helen Brewington Marks, one of the few people in the resort's history to successfully fight the state, died Friday. She was 101.
1 Article on this Issue

Choctaw Nation

article Memorial scheduled for former Choctaw Nation chief (10/30/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Funeral plans are underway this week for former Choctaw Nation Chief Gregory E. Pyle, and Saturday has been declared a National Day of Mourning across the...
article Choctaw Nation Chief reflects on the legacy of the late former Chief Pyle (10/29/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Choctaw Nation Chief Gary Batton credits his mentor, the late former Chief Greg Pyle for the expansion of the casino, among several other things, but more...
article Cole Mourns Loss of Chief Gregory Pyle (10/29/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) released the following statement after hearing about the passing of Gregory Pyle, the former Chief of the Choctaw Nation of...
article Former Choctaw Nation Chief dies Saturday at 70 (10/27/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Retired Choctaw Principal Chief Gregory E. Pyle died at 70 years of age on Saturday. Pyle served the Choctaw Nation in various roles, beginning in the...
article Former Choctaw Nation Chief Gregory Pyle dies at 70 (10/26/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Former Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Chief Gregory Pyle passed away Saturday at age 70. Pyle served as Chief from 1997 until his retirement in 2014. Prior to...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Mashpee Wampanoag

article PASSING: Shirley L. Mills, 90 (10/20/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Shirley L. “Misqua Wahan” Mills, 90, went peacefully to her final rest on Friday, October 4 surrounded by her loving family. Misqua Wahan...
1 Article on this Issue

Winnebago Tribe

article Winnebago Tribal Council member James Snow dies (10/20/2019)
(Nebraska) -- The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska is mourning the loss of one of its tribal council members. A spokesperson for the tribe says James Snow passed away on...
1 Article on this Issue

National Congress of American Indians

article Longtime NCAI member, volunteer Juanita Daugomah Ahtone dies (10/18/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Juanita Daugomah Ahtone, a longtime National Congress of American Indians member and volunteer, has died. She was 91. Indian Country Today reports that...
1 Article on this Issue

Mining & Drilling

article A year after Prince George pipeline blast, B.C. First Nation wants answers (10/9/2019)
(British Columbia) -- A year after a natural gas pipeline exploded near Prince George, B.C., the people who felt their homes shake are still waiting for answers about...
1 Article on this Issue

Karuk Tribe

article Karuk Tribe Announces Passing of Beloved Leader (10/8/2019)
(California) -- It is with great sorrow that the Karuk Tribe announces the passing of Alvis “Bud” Johnson. Mr. Johnson was first elected Chairman by the...
1 Article on this Issue

MGM Resorts

press release MGM Resorts reaches US$800 million settlement with victims of 2017 Las Vegas shooting (10/5/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- MGM Resorts International has reached a settlement agreement with the plaintiffs involved in a class litigation relating to the 1 October 2017 shooting...
1 Article on this Issue

Seneca Nation

press release Seneca leader Snyder honored during funeral (10/5/2019)
(New York) -- Hundreds of relatives, friends and associates bid final farewell Friday to influential Seneca Nation leader Barry E. Snyder Sr., who died Tuesday after a...
article Seneca leader Snyder honored during funeral on Friday (10/4/2019)
(New York) -- Hundreds of relatives, friends and associates bid final farewell Friday to influential Seneca Nation leader Barry E. Snyder Sr., who died Tuesday after a...
press release NIGA mourns passing of Former Seneca Nation of Indians President Barry E. Snyder, Sr. (10/3/2019)
(South Dakota) -- The National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) has joined the Seneca Nation of Indians in mourning the passing Former Seneca Nation of Indians President...
article Barry Snyder Sr., five-term Seneca Nation president and entrepreneur, has died (10/1/2019)
(New York) -- Barry E. Snyder Sr. grew up in poverty, struggled with adversity and wound up as one of the most powerful business and government leaders in the history of...
article Seneca Nation mourns passing of Barry E. Snyder Sr. (10/1/2019)
(New York) -- Barry E. Snyder, Sr. a visionary, respected and influential business and political leader of the Seneca Nation of Indians, passed away today after a brief...
article Mabel F. Chambers, surgical technician, Seneca Nation lawyer (9/30/2019)
(New York) -- Mabel F. Chambers left an established career as a surgical technician in 1985 to become an attorney for the Seneca Nation of Indians, where her research...
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National Indian Gaming Association

press release NIGA mourns passing of Barry E. Snyder, Sr. (10/2/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Indian Gaming Association joins the Seneca Nation of Indians in mourning the passing Former Seneca Nation of Indians President Barry E...
1 Article on this Issue

Cherokee Nation

article Former CN Treasurer, Councilor Chapman dies (9/9/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Former Cherokee Nation Treasurer and Tribal Councilor Gary Dean Chapman died Sept. 3 at age 81. According to his obituary, he was born to Ezekiel “...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Chantel John remembered at ceremony in Glenwood marking anniversary of her death (1/16/2020)
(North Canada) -- A red dress was hung in Glenwood on Wednesday afternoon, marking one year of missing and remembering John, 28, who was killed in Conne River just over...
article First Nations leader Jason Goodstriker has died (1/16/2020)
(Calgary) -- First Nations leader and Fair Deal Panel member Jason Goodstriker has died, it was announced Thursday. Goodstriker was a councillor with the Blood Tribe and...
article Rocky Boy councilman Michael Corcoran dies (1/7/2020)
(Montana) -- Michael “Big Mike” Corcoran, a Rocky Boy Councilman and beloved community member, was found dead late Monday afternoon. “He passed away,...
article Friends and fans gather to celebrate life of St. Paul rapper (1/4/2020)
(Minnesota) -- Friends and fans of St. Paul-born rapper Lexii Alijai gathered on Raspberry Island on Saturday night to hold a vigil for her. Alexis "Lexii Alijai...
article Inuk singer Kelly Fraser, who rose to fame with Rihanna cover in Inuktitut, dies at 26 (12/29/2019)
(Winnipeg) -- Inuk singer-songwriter Kelly Fraser rose to popularity on YouTube with her cover of Rihanna’s “Diamonds,” but those who knew her say the...
article Slain officer recalled on 90th anniversary of his death (12/28/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- For almost 10 years, Lawrence County commissioner Dan Vogler and President Judge Dominick Motto have quietly honored the memory of Corporal Brady Paul...
article Kelly Fraser, Juno-nominated Inuk singer-songwriter, dead at 26 (12/27/2019)
(Manitoba) -- Kelly Fraser, an acclaimed Inuk singer-songwriter from Sanikiluaq, Nunavut, who had been living in Winnipeg, has died at age 26. Fraser's music, and...
article Remembering those who walked on in 2019 (12/27/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- We’re taking time to celebrate the lives of some of the Native people we lost this year. The life of hip hop artist Wake Self, whose given name was...
article Persis Gruben, beloved Tuktoyaktuk elder, dies at age 101 (12/3/2019)
(North Canada) -- A day after a belated birthday celebration, a 101-year-old elder in Tuktoyaktuk, N.W.T., has died. Persis Gruben died on Sunday, one day after...
article Agnes Baker Pilgrim, of Oregon’s Takelma tribe and global advocate of indigenous rights, dies (11/29/2019)
(Oregon) -- Agnes Baker Pilgrim, the oldest member of Oregon’s Takelma tribe and a vocal advocate for clean water and Native American rights, has died. She was 95...
article Agnes Pilgrim, global advocate of indigenous rights, dies (11/28/2019)
(Washington) -- Agnes Baker Pilgrim, the oldest member of Oregon’s Takelma tribe and a vocal advocate for clean water and Native American rights, has died. She was...
article 'Grandma Aggie' dies at 95 (11/27/2019)
(Oregon) -- Takelma tribe elder Agnes Baker-Pilgrim is being remembered as a caring force for nature and inspiration for sacred ceremonies in Southern Oregon over many...
article Champagne and Aishihik First Nations mourn death of elder Paddy Jim (11/16/2019)
(North Canada) -- Champagne and Aishihik First Nations lost their oldest elder, Paddy Jim. Jim, whose Tlingit name was K'axhnuxh and Southern Tutchone name was...
article Remembering Maurina Beadle, the Mi’kmaw woman who fought Canada on Jordan’s Principle and won (11/15/2019)
(Nova Scotia) -- Maurina Beadle, a mother from Pictou Landing First Nation who took Canada to court over Jordan’s Principle and won in an effort to help her...
article Shirley Lois Cloud-Rickman (11/9/2019)
(Idaho) -- Shirley Lois Cloud-Rickman passed away peacefully at the age of 92 on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, at Palouse Hills Memory Care, in Moscow. She fought courageously...
article OP/ED: Indian Country loses a good friend (10/28/2019)
(Indian Country) -- Earlier this month, the Northern Cheyenne and Sioux - indeed all Indian Country - lost a good friend. John L. (Jack) Bailey (88), also known as...
article Juanita Ahtone was ‘a guiding light and ray of wisdom’ (10/16/2019)
(Indian Country) -- The volunteer booth and hundreds of attendees at the National Congress of American Indians 76th annual convention will deeply miss one Kiowa woman...
article Nashville’s Indigenous community remembers Luther Medicine Bird White Eagle (10/7/2019)
(Tennessee) -- Little more than a year ago on August 4, a stalwart of the Native cause, Luther Medicine Bird White Eagle, left this world to begin his final journey. In...
article Napoleon Chagnon, 81, Controversial Anthropologist, Is Dead (9/30/2019)
(Michigan) -- Napoleon Chagnon, a cultural anthropologist whose studies of the indigenous Yanomami people of the Amazon rain forest made them famous but whose methods...
article 'A very humble man': Community mourns death of former Wolastoq grand chief (9/25/2019)
(New Brunswick) -- A former grand chief of the Wolastoq Grand Council and spiritual leader of the Wolastoqiyik has died. Harold Laporte was diagnosed with lung cancer...

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