Memorials

May 14, 2014 | By Richard Walker

History Will Always Treat Well the Life of Billy Frank Jr.

Billy Frank Jr.’s funeral was less a time of mourning and more a time of celebration for all he did in defense of treaty rig... Read more

May 07, 2014 | By ICTMN Staff

Services Planned for Billy Frank Jr.

Funeral services for Billy Frank Jr. will be held 10 a.m. Sunday, May 11 in the Squaxin Island Tribe’s event center at the Little Creek Casino Resort, 91 W.... Read more

May 07, 2014 | By Frank Hopper

The Toilet Paper Defense: The Story of William Paul and Charlie Jones

William L. Paul Sr., the pioneering Tlingit civil rights leader, was born on May 7, 1885.... Read more

May 07, 2014 | By Gale Courey Toensing

The Fire That Was Billy Frank Jr.; Indian Country’s Greatest Defender

“I tell my people to get ready. Get your smokehouses back in shape. Don’t forget the ceremonies.... Read more

May 06, 2014 | By Richard Walker

Billy Frank Jr., 1931-2014: ‘A Giant’ Will Be Missed

Everyone had expected to see Billy Frank Jr.... Read more

May 05, 2014 | By ICTMN Staff

Tribal Rights Legend and Leader Billy Frank Jr. Walks On

In 2004, we celebrated 30 years since the Boldt Decision of 1974, the landmark Indian fishing rights victory, that Billy Frank Jr.... Read more

April 23, 2014 | By ICTMN Staff

Doris Pilkington Garimara, Aboriginal Author of ‘Rabbit-Proof Fence,’ Walks On

The parallels are uncanny: aboriginal children wrested from their families, sent to boarding schools and forbidden to speak their language—with the stated goal of eventually eliminat... Read more

April 14, 2014 | By ICTMN Staff

Former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, Champion of Aboriginal Business, Walks On

Condolences are pouring in from across Canada for former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, who walked on suddenly at age 64 on April 10 from an apparent heart attack.... Read more

April 07, 2014 | By ICTMN Staff

Author Peter Matthiessen, Chronicler of Leonard Peltier, Walks On

Author Peter Matthiessen was a champion of Indian rights, not least of all for his controversial In the Spirit of Crazy Horse: The Story of Leonard Peltier and the FBI's... Read more

April 05, 2014 | By Vincent Schilling

Congressional Gold Medal Recipient and Code Talker Edmond Harjo Walks On

Edmond Andrew Harjo, a Seminole Nation of Oklahoma tribal member and Congressional Gold Medal recipient, walked on March 31, 2014 in Ada, Oklahoma at... Read more

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