Memorials

December 11, 2012 | By ICTMN Staff

Juaneño Band of Mission Indians Loses a Leader

The Juaneño Band of Mission Indians is mourning the loss of its vice chairwoman, Francine Pala Sommers Yorba, who walked on December 7 at her home in San Juan Capistrano, California.... Read more

December 07, 2012 | By Adrian Jawort

President Obama Remembers Crow Father During Tribal Nations Conference

The respected and late Crow elder, Hartford “Sonny” Black Eagle, who adopted then presidential candidate Barack Obama into the Crow Nation during the 2008 democratic primaries, was h... Read more

December 04, 2012 | By Alysa Landry

Sacred Site Defender, Ola Cassadore Davis, Walks On

Ola Cassadore Davis, an outspoken defender of the Apache Nation’s sacred Mount Graham in southeast Arizona, walked on Sunday, November 25. She was 89.... Read more

December 04, 2012 | By ICTMN Staff

The Caballo Blanco Copper Canyon Ultra Marathon Will Go On

Micah True, the wonder of extreme running who was the model for the mythic figure Caballo Blanco in the best-selling book Born to Run, ... Read more

December 03, 2012 | By ICTMN Staff

Salish Cultural Guardian and Veteran Octave Finley Walks On

 

Octave Finley, Salish, 84, walked on November 15. He is remembered as a cultural guardian and the war dance chief of the Salish Nation.... Read more

November 30, 2012 | By Renée Roman Nose

American Indian Movement Leader, Mary Jane Wilson, Walks On

Mary Jane “MJ” Wilson Medrano was 75 when she passed on November 14 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She leaves behind family, friends, and a commitment to justice that will never fade.... Read more

November 28, 2012 | By Adrian Jawort

President Obama’s Adoptive Crow Father, Sonny Black Eagle, Walks On

Hartford “Sonny” Black Eagle, the adoptive Apsaalooke Nation (Crow) father of President Barack Obama, passed away in his sleep early Monday in his home on the Crow Reservation in Mon... Read more

November 23, 2012 | By ICTMN Staff

Wyandotte Chief Leaves List of Accomplishments Behind

He went from piloting a B-24 bomber named “Big Chief” to serving as the chief of the Wyandotte Nation for 28 years.... Read more

November 23, 2012 | By ICTMN Staff

Native American Educator, David Whitener Sr., Walks On

David W.... Read more

November 17, 2012 | By Alysa Landry

Family, Community Await Arrest in UNC-Chapel Hill Murder Case, Governor Increases Reward

Police aren’t saying anything about the investigation into the September 7 death of 19-year-old University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student Faith Hedgepeth, leaving her famil... Read more

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