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article David Koch Was the Ultimate Climate Change Denier (8/23/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- A few years ago, I was sitting in the book-lined study of an elegant condo with a view of downtown Washington, interviewing a former senior Koch...
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Hard Rock

article Gaming technology expert Lyle Bell dies at 69 in Florida (8/21/2019)
(Florida) -- A longtime gaming executive specializing in information technology and credited with developing gaming systems that networked with slot machines has died....
article Schumer calls for investigation over American deaths in Dominican Republic (7/1/2019)
(Dominican Republic) -- Following the death of several American citizens in the Dominican Republic, Sen. Chuck Schumer said Sunday he wants the government to boost its...
article Tourist deaths in the Dominican Republic are sparking concern among travelers (6/26/2019)
(Dominican Republic) -- Ten known US tourists have died at Dominican Republic resorts, or at the hospital immediately following resort stays — including three...
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White Mountain Apache

article Tribe remembers Ronnie Lupe, ‘a man of compassion’ (8/20/2019)
(Arizona) -- The word that was used most frequently by speakers offering tribute to longtime former White Mountain Apache Tribal Chairman Ronnie Lupe was “...
article Navajo County pays tribute to Ronnie Lupe (8/16/2019)
(Arizona) -- The passing of long-time White Mountain Apache Tribal Chairman Ronnie Lupe was recognized with a long, moment of silence at the Navajo County Board of...
article Former White Mountain Apache Tribe chairman Ronnie Lupe passes on (8/13/2019)
(Arizona) -- Ronnie Lupe, a longtime former chairman of the White Mountain Apache Tribe, passed away on Monday. He was 89 years old. Lupe led his people for a record...
article White Mountain Apache Tribe remembers former Chairman Ronnie Lupe (8/13/2019)
(Arizona) -- The White Mountain Apache Tribe lost one of its most influential leaders on Monday, officials said. Former longtime chairman Ronnie Lupe died on Monday at...
article Ronnie Lupe, WMAT icon has passed away at 89 (8/12/2019)
(Arizona) -- Ronnie Lupe, who served as the chairman of the White Mountain Apache Tribe for nine terms — 36 years — has died. He was 89. Lupe served his...
article White Mountain Apaches lose Ronnie Lupe 'one of its greatest leaders' (8/12/2019)
(Arizona) -- One of the most influential and long-time fixtures in White Mountain Apache tribal leadership died Monday. Former Chairman Ronnie Lupe was 89 years old.
article Ronnie Lupe, WMAT icon has passed away at 89 (8/12/2019)
(Arizona) -- Ronnie Lupe, who served as the chairman of the White Mountain Apache Tribe for nine terms — 36 years — has died. He was 89. Lupe served his...
article White Mountain Apaches lose Ronnie Lupe 'one of its greatest leaders' (8/12/2019)
(Arizona) -- One of the most influential and long-time fixtures in White Mountain Apache tribal leadership died Monday. Former Chairman Ronnie Lupe was 89 years old....
8 Total Articles on this Issue

First Nations

article 'An important message': Heart garden planted at RCMP detachment in Whitehorse (8/17/2019)
(Canada) -- A bed of flowers in the shape of heart has been planted in front of the RCMP detachment in Whitehorse. The heart garden was unveiled on Tuesday. Its red and...
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Eastern Shoshone

article One of few remaining fluent speakers of Eastern Shoshone language dies (8/9/2019)
(Idaho) -- Roberta Rose Wesaw-Engavo, one of the few remaining fluent speakers of the Eastern Shoshone language, died last week. She was 84. Engavo not only spoke her...
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Black Hills

article Native Sun News Today: Black Hills land claim attorney passes on (8/8/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Last week noted Washington attorney Arthur Lazarus, Jr., passed away at the age of 92 from heart and kidney complications. From 1956 until 1980,...
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Agua Caliente

article Agua Caliente Vice Chair Larry Olinger remembered as respected leader and mentor with sense of humor (8/5/2019)
(California) -- As a new member of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians council, Reid Milanovich often turned to its vice chairman for advice and was never left...
article “Above all that, he was my friend”, Band of Cahuilla Indians Honors Former Vice Chairman Larry Olinger (8/5/2019)
(California) -- It was a day of emotion and gratitude as the members of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians honored the life and legacy of Larry Olinger. On July...
article Services scheduled for Agua Caliente Tribal Council Vice Chairman Larry N. Olinger (8/4/2019)
(California) -- A memorial service has been arranged for Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians Vice Chairman Larry N. Olinger. A ceremony to honor his life and legacy...
article Memorial service for Larry N. Olinger, Agua Caliente vice chairman, to take place Monday (8/3/2019)
(California) -- A memorial service will be held on Monday for Larry N. Olinger, vice chairman of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. The service will be open to...
article Vice chairman of Agua Caliente tribe dies. Larry N. Olinger, 80, was chairman in 1970s (7/15/2019)
(California) -- Larry N. Olinger, the tribal council vice chairman and a former chairman of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, died Monday morning, the tribe...
article Vice Chairman Remembered for his Enduring Service, Distinguished Leadership Style (7/15/2019)
(California) -- Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians Tribal Council Vice Chairman Larry N. Olinger passed away this morning, Monday July 15, 2019. He was 80 years old...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Spokane Tribe

article Friends, relatives remember Bob Wynecoop, author of tales about growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation (8/3/2019)
(Washington) -- Bob “Chick” Wynecoop was a good Christian, but he never liked praying publicly, so much so that as a child he found a loophole. At summer...
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Flandreau Santee Sioux

article PASSING: Lee A. Taylor (7/30/2019)
(Arizona) -- Lee Allen Taylor, 71, passed away Friday, July 19, 2019 at Yuma, AZ. Lee was born November 4, 1947 in Pipestone, MN, to Ted and Berneice (Rice) Taylor. He...
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Lac Vieux Desert Band

article PASSING: Philo, Steven (7/28/2019)
(North Carolina) -- December 24, 1942 - July 21, 2019 Steven Edward Philo, 76, passed away Sunday, July 21, 2019. Mr. Philo was born December 24, 1942 in Winston Salem,...
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Supreme Court

article TRAHANT: Treaties are a contract between sovereigns; the legacy of Justice John Paul Stevens (7/17/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- John Paul Stevens joined the Supreme Court as a conservative member appointed by President Gerard Ford. Yet when Stevens retired as a justice he was...
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Narragansett Tribe

article Eleanor Dove, matriarch of Narragansett tribe, dies at 100 (7/16/2019)
(Rhode Island) -- Eleanor Freda Spears Dove, believed to be the oldest Native American in Rhode Island, died Saturday at 100. Dove and 250 friends and family had...
article Remembering The Narragansett Tribe's Matriarch: Patch PM (7/15/2019)
(Rhode Island) -- The United States and the world have seen unimaginable change over the course of the last 100 years: world-changing innovations in technology, two...
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North Fork Rancheria

article ‘He was a leader that led with heart.’ Gaylen Lee remembered for sharing Native American culture (7/15/2019)
(California) -- Gaylen Lee made sharing his Native American culture and helping indigenous people the focus of his life. He did that as a cultural leader of the North...
article Tribal leader Gaylen Lee was victim of fatal North Fork shooting (7/8/2019)
(California) -- Tribal Elder Gaylen Lee was identified Monday by the North Fork Rancheria as the man slain Saturday by a gunman in the North Fork area. Robert Eugene...
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Penobscot Tribe

article Former Penobscot Nation rep dies at 67, ‘chose his values and his roots’ in fighting for tribes (7/15/2019)
(Maine) -- Theodore “Wayne” Mitchell, the man who represented the Penobscot Nation in the Maine Legislature for four terms before helping the tribe assert...
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Standing Rock Sioux

article South Dakota town mourns 2 who drove into a hole in the road (7/12/2019)
(South Dakota) -- A small South Dakota town has been hit hard by the deaths of two people who drove into a hole that appeared in a dark North Dakota highway after a...
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Red Lake Tribe

article Accolades pour in for fallen Red Lake Conservation Officer (7/9/2019)
(Minnesota) -- After nearly 20 years as a conservation officer in Red Lake Nation, Shannon “Opie” Barron died near the end of his shift on Sunday. The Red...
article Conservation officer dies while responding to a call in northern Minnesota (7/8/2019)
(Minnesota) -- The law enforcement community is mourning the loss of a Minnesota conversation officer, who died while on duty Sunday. "It is with Deepest Sympathy...
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Navajo Nation

article Navajo Nation Council Mourns Passing of Char James, Champion of Healing and Prevention for Navajo Youth & Families (7/5/2019)
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation Council extends its condolences to the family of Char James and the persons impacted by her life’s work to encourage more people to...
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Winnebago Tribe

article Curtis St. Cyr leaves legacy of sovereignty: Food, music and a tribal flag (6/23/2019)
(Nebraska) -- Curtis St. Cyr recently bought a tractor and planted corn. He was making a statement, encouraging his community to eat natural foods and therefore...
article Remembering Frank LaMere, Curt St. Cyr (6/23/2019)
(Nebraska) -- Frank Lamere spent most of his adult life as an activist. He lived in South Sioux City and worked as a member of the American Indian Movement in the 1970...
article Winnebago Tribe mourns passing of vice chairman and noted musician Curtis St. Cyr (6/19/2019)
(Nebraska) -- Long before he found fame as a blues musician, Curtis St. Cyr played harmonica for a teenage garage band called the Scrubs. Darlakae McGhee was the combo...
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Frank LaMere

article A tribute: Frank LaMere 'had to do something' about human suffering of Native Americans (6/21/2019)
(Nebraska) -- The death of Frank D. LaMere on June 15, 2019, was reported across Nebraska and beyond — throughout Native America. He was admired by most people who...
article Frank LaMere laid to rest in Winnebago (6/19/2019)
(Nebraska) -- The sky was a pale blue, streaked with clouds of white and the sun shone brightly and harshly the day Frank LaMere was laid to rest. As his friends and...
article Indian Country and allies say goodbye to 'hero' Frank LaMere (6/19/2019)
(Nebraska) -- As his friend lay dying, Dennis Carlson sat beside his bed and listened to him one last time. The two men had climbed mountains together, fought for...
article Leader on Native American issues in western Iowa dies (6/18/2019)
(Nebraska) -- A well-known Native American activist in Sioux City died Sunday. Frank LaMere of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska was 69 years old.
article Native American activist Frank LaMere dies at age 69 (6/18/2019)
(Nebraska) -- Frank LaMere, a Native American activist who fought for a variety of causes and crusaded to close beer stores near a dry South Dakota Indian reservation,...
article Photos: Frank LaMere through the years (6/18/2019)
(Nebraska) -- Activist Frank LaMere from South Sioux City leads a prayer with members of the Whiteclay Leadership Summit from the Red Shirt Table Overlook at sunset in...
article Fortenberry Statement on the Passing of Native American Advocate Frank LaMere (6/18/2019)
(Nebraska) -- Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) made the following statement today on the death of Native American advocate Frank LaMere.
article Frank LaMere, Siouxland Native American activist, dies at 69 (6/17/2019)
(Nebraska) -- Native American activist Frank LaMere died Sunday night, his family said in a post on Facebook. LaMere, 69, had recently undergone surgery for bile duct...
article Lincoln community reflects on life of civil rights activist Frank LaMere (6/17/2019)
(Nebraska) -- Native American and civil rights activist Frank LaMere died Sunday night after a battle with cancer. Friends and family say LaMere was never afraid to...
article Native American activist Frank LaMere, dead at 69, remembered as a 'true civil rights leader' (6/17/2019)
(Nebraska) -- A Native American activist who was instrumental in the crusade against beer sales in Whiteclay, Nebraska, and who spoke out against the in-custody death of...
article Native American Activist, Frank LaMere, dies after brief stay at cancer center (6/17/2019)
(Nebraska) -- Frank LaMere, a long time Native American Activist, has died after battling liver cancer.
article Native American activist/NE Democratic Party member dies (6/17/2019)
(Nebraska) -- The Nebraska Democratic Party (NDP) says one of their own, a well-known activist for Native American issues and the Democratic National Committee, has died.
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Seminole Tribe

article Joe Dan Osceola, Seminole tribal leader, dies at 82 (6/19/2019)
(Florida) -- Joe Dan Osceola, the youngest president in the history of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, died June 9 after a fall at home. He was 82. Osceola, who also...
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Other News

article Nashville Indigenous community honors Luther Medicine Bird White Eagle (8/23/2019)
(Tennessee) -- On Saturday, August 17, the local Indigenous community honored Luther Medicine Bird White Eagle by the holding of a Memorial Dance marking his passing a...
article Doug George-Kanentiio: Ray Cook always stood up for his Mohawk ideals (8/12/2019)
(New York) -- I have been asked about my thoughts regarding the passing of Ray Cook, July 14, a man I have know for over 40 years. He was one of the most passionate of...
article 'He's taught me so much': Winnipeggers raise funds for homeless artist's funeral (8/9/2019)
(Manitoba) -- Dozens of Winnipeggers are helping to pay for a funeral for a homeless artist who found solace drawing wild animals in a traditional Anishinaabe style....
article Northerners remember René Fumoleau's love and dedication to the Dene (8/8/2019)
(Northwest Territories) -- Antoine Mountain can still remember René Fumoleau peering over his shoulder while he typed up the rough draft of one of Fumoleau's books...
article Dave Palermo was a consummate journalist and an amazing storyteller (8/4/2019)
(Nevada) -- Long before Dave Palermo earned his place as one of the most knowledgeable gaming journalists in the country, he made his mark in Southern California as a...
article Ken Coleman: When it comes to L. Brooks Patterson’s bigotry, I refuse to be silent (8/4/2019)
(Oregon) -- L. Brooks Patterson, the longtime charismatic and curmudgeonly Oakland County executive, died on Saturday at age 80 after a battle with pancreatic cancer....
article Arthur Lazarus Jr., Champion of Native American Rights, Dies at 92 (8/4/2019)
(Washington) -- Arthur Lazarus, a lawyer and champion of legal rights for Native Americans, who won a landmark award for the Sioux Nation in its ongoing struggle...
article Arthur Lazarus Jr., who represented Sioux Nation in landmark Supreme Court case, dies at 92 (7/31/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Arthur Lazarus Jr., a Washington lawyer who represented Native American tribes for more than four decades, notably securing a landmark $106 million...
article Former RJ reporter Dave Palermo, 71, dies at home in Las Vegas (7/29/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- Dave Palermo, a longtime Las Vegas-based journalist whose past work included coverage of gaming and labor for the Review-Journal, died Friday at home. He...
article In Memoriam: Karenne Wood, a Lifelong Advocate for Virginia Indians (7/29/2019)
(Virginia) -- Remembering his friend and colleague Karenne Wood, University of Virginia professor Jeffrey Hantman said one word kept coming to mind. Courage. “She...
article Russian boxer, 28, dies after surgery for head trauma injuries sustained from bout at Maryland casino (7/24/2019)
(Maryland) -- Russian-born boxer Maxim Dadashev has died of injuries suffered during a fight Friday night at a casino resort in Maryland, his wife and officials from Top...
article Mark Morris grad, Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma leader, dies (7/23/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Marshall Ralph Gover, a 1964 Mark Morris graduate who went on to be the president of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma, died at age 72 on July 11.
article Ray Cook, co-founder of Native American Journalists Association, Marine Corps veteran dies at 62 (7/20/2019)
(New York) -- Raymond J. “Wahnitiio” Cook, Akwesasne Mohawk, has passed away at age 62, beginning his Spirit Journey on Sunday, July 14, 2019, just before 4...
article Peter Moore III, a master craftsman of Native American arts, dies at 65 (7/17/2019)
(Maine) -- Peter Moore III, a master craftsman of Native American artistry who worked to preserve Passamaquoddy arts and culture, died Saturday at his Indian Township...
article Molloy will be remembered as a 'modern day Father of Confederation' (7/14/2019)
(Saskatoon) -- W. Thomas Molloy will be remembered as a "modern day Father of Confederation." That's what National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations...
article Attorney advocated for Native Americans (7/6/2019)
(New Mexico) -- Karl E. Johnson Jr., had an “unfailing belief that the U.S. government has behaved very badly toward all of our first citizens by stealing their...
article Horse racing pundit John McCririck dead at 79 (7/5/2019)
(London) -- The legendary horse-racing broadcaster John McCririck, who was famed for his outlandish dress sense, has died at the age of 79, his family has announced.
article Omaha elder and educator Winona 'Hawatay' Caramony passes on at age of 94 (7/1/2019)
(Nebraska) -- Just days before she died, Winona “Hawatay” Mitchell Caramony told her daughter she had just one regret. She said she wished she could have...
article Chief of Perdido Bay Tribe passes away (6/26/2019)
(Florida) -- The chief of the Perdido Bay Tribe of Southeastern Lower Muscogee Creek Indians has passed away. The Perdido Bay Tribe says Chief Robert "CedarBear...
article Donna F. Vasquez: 1944-2019 (6/20/2019)
(California) -- Donna F. Vasquez, 74, passed away surrounded by family on June 17, 2019 at Northern Inyo Hospital. She lived with her family in Bishop, California, for...

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