Memorials

April 12, 2013 | By ICTMN Staff

Osage Ballerina Maria Tallchief Walks On at 88

Osage ballerina Maria Tallchief broke ground for Native American ballet dancers and was not only one of George Balanchine’s wives, but an inspiration to him.... Read more

April 10, 2013 | By ICTMN Staff

Oldest Member of Yurok Tribe Walks On, Leaves Lasting Language Legacy

Archie Thompson wasn’t just vital to the revitalization and preservation of his tribe’s Yurok language, he was also the single father of his eight children and a World War II veteran... Read more

April 09, 2013 | By ICTMN Staff

Margaret Thatcher, Iron Lady and Climate Change Advocate

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, the so-called Iron Lady who passed away on Monday April 8, was one of the first world leaders to draw attention to the potential peri... Read more

March 28, 2013 | By ICTMN Staff

Pine Ridge Humanitarian Dies in Car Crash

He made more than 40 trips from Nevada City, California to the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota over the last 10 years.... Read more

March 28, 2013 | By Mary Kim Titla

Honoring Our Warriors at the 10th Annual Lori Piestewa Memorial

“Ten years have passed and today I took it hard. Ten years ago today we lost our comrades.... Read more

March 28, 2013 | By ICTMN Staff

Honoring Jim Thorpe, the World's Greatest Athlete, on the 60th Anniversary of His Death

Sixty years ago today, March 28, 1953, Jim Thorpe, Sac & Fox, died of a heart attack in California at the age of 66. Wa-Tho-Huk, the Indian na... Read more

March 23, 2013 | By ICTMN Staff

Chinua Achebe, Nigerian Author of Iconic Novel Condemning Colonialism in Africa, Walks On at Age 82

Chinua Achebe, author of the iconic novel that changed perceptions about indigenous culture by portraying colonialism from an African viewpoint, has died at age 82.... Read more

March 19, 2013 | By ICTMN Staff

First Annual Lori Piestewa Memorial Gourd Dance Honors Warriors

On Friday, March 22, at the Kroc Corps Salvation Army Community Center in Phoenix, Arizona, the first annual Lori Piestewa Memorial Gourd Dance will be held.... Read more

March 19, 2013 | By ICTMN Staff

Former Washington State Governor Booth Gardner Passes On

He was a friend to Indian tribes and served two terms as governor of Washington state; Booth Gardner, a democratic, died at the age of 76 on Friday, March 15 after a long battle with... Read more

March 16, 2013 | By ICTMN Staff

Native Man Drowns Trying to Pluck 6-Year-Old Boy From Great Sioux River in South Dakota

Native and non-Native alike are mourning Lyle Eagle Tail, who passed on as a hero while trying to save a 6-year-old boy from the raging waters of the Big Sioux River on the evening o... Read more

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