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Omaha elder and educator Winona 'Hawatay' Caramony passes on at age of 94

Just days before she died, Winona “Hawatay” Mitchell Caramony told her daughter she had just one regret. She said she wished she could have taught more Omaha people their tribal language. “The language and all the stuff that I know, I wish I could just put it in a box for you,” she told daughter Lani Blake. “That way, if you guys needed to look up something, it would be there for you. But I’m going to take it with me. I can’t do anything about it.”


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