Memorials

April 28, 2013 | By Brian Daffron

Nephew Reflects on Maria Tallchief’s Passing

People throughout the world know of Maria Tallchief as one of America’s first and greatest prima ballerinas, but for Russ Tallchief, she was always a beloved aunt first.... Read more

April 28, 2013 | By ICTMN Staff

A Video Tribute to Maria Tallchief

This video tribute to Osage ballerina Maria Tallchief was produced for the Producers Guild of America's Celebration of Diversity awards in 2006 by Four Directions Productions.... Read more

April 26, 2013 | By ICTMN Staff

Respected Elder and Chief Margaret Pictou LaBillois Walks On

Chief Margaret Pictou LaBillois accomplished more than one first in her lifetime.... Read more

April 25, 2013 | By ICTMN Staff

Folk Singer Richie Havens, Blackfeet, Walks On

Folk singer and activist Richie Havens, Blackfeet, died at his home in Jersey City, New Jersey, on April 22. He was 72 years old.... Read more

April 24, 2013 | By ICTMN Staff

USA Today Founder and Supporter of Native Journalists Al Neuharth Dies

He founded USA Today, the nation’s largest newspaper by total daily print circulation, in 1982, and was a supporter of Native American journalists, pushing for diversity in newsrooms... Read more

April 23, 2013 | By ICTMN Staff

George Paul Horse Capture, One of the First Native Curators, Walks On

A member of the A’aninin (Gros Ventre) tribe and one of the first Native American curators in the country, George Paul Horse Capture Sr., “Nay Gyagya Nee” (Spotted Otter), w... Read more

April 23, 2013 | By ICTMN Staff

Tohono O’odham Nation Mourns Loss of Former Chairman

Augustine Lopez Sr. served as chairman of the Tohono O’odham Nation from 1971 to 1973 and was vice chairman under the late Thomas Segundo before that.... Read more

April 15, 2013 | By ICTMN Staff

Watch Maria Tallchief Dance at the Hollywood Bowl

This clip of Maria Tallchief dancing in 1954 with Frederick Franklin on an episode of “The Colgate Comedy Hour” hosted by Eddie Fisher is historic for a couple of reasons.... Read more

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

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