Billy Frank Jr. Street Bellingham
Frank Hopper
11/17/15
Billy Frank Jr., the Nisqually Native rights activist whose protests and fish-ins during the 1960s and 1970s often landed him in jail, will be posthumously awarded the nation’s hig...
Vernon Lewis Ashley
ICTMN Staff
11/15/15
Vernon Lewis Ashley, 99, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones in his own home and in his own bed, the way he wanted on November 10, 2015...
Chickasaw Nation Overton James
Chickasaw Nation
9/24/15
Overton James, 90, who served as Chickasaw Nation Governor from 1963 to 1987, died on September 16. He was the youngest man to serve as governor of the tribe...
Frankie Rivera
Ruth Hopkins
9/16/15
Frankie Rivera, a prominent, outspoken urban Native activist from Sacramento, California, lost his battle with brain cancer on August 29, 2015. He was only 38...
Charles Chevalier 2002 Seattle-Post Intelligencer
Richard Walker
7/30/15
Charles Chevalier’s family had fished in the San Juan Islands forever. And he knew the impending decision in U.S. v...
Bonnie Red Elk
Paris Burris
7/29/15
Bonnie Red Elk, who made a legacy as a driving force for telling the truth and never giving up, even in the face of oppression, has walked on...
Hans Tammemagi
5/19/15
It was two years ago this week that Elijah Harper, an Ojibwa-Cree who was destined to sway Canadian history, walked on...
Etok Edwardsen
ICTMN Staff
5/13/15
Charles “Etok” Edwardsen Jr., “a brilliant but controversial Eskimo activist” according to Alaska Dispatch News , walked on May 8 while on a whaling trip outside of Barrow, Alaska...

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