Alutiiq educator, author Gordon Pullar Sr. dead at 78
‘Gordon always kept propping me up and saying, ‘You can do it, you can do it’
Coquille Indian Tribe chief left an ‘incredible legacy’
Don Ivy was devoted to his tribe for decades. His impact continues to inspire and touch others today
Remembering Joanne Shenandoah Tekaliwakwah "She Sings"
Family obituary for the legendary Oneida singer, songwriter and peace humanitarian Joanne Shenandoah, who has died at 64
David Dalaithngu, famed Indigenous actor, dies at 68
The actor was often described as a bridge between Indigenous Australia and the outside world who never fit comfortably in either place
Marcella LeBeau filled lives with 'love and significant meaning'
The Lakota matriarch was honored for ‘fortitude and courage’ as a nurse, politician and advocate
Longtime Indian Country Today contributor Steve Russell dies
Russell, Cherokee, was an Air Force veteran and a high school dropout who worked to become one of Indian Country’s most reputable attorneys
Marie Wilcox, who saved her tribe's language, dies
The Native elder was once the last fluent speaker of Wukchumni but she worked for more than 20 years to produce a dictionary of the language spoken by her tribe
Blackfeet Chief Earl Old Person leaves behind legacy to admire
A tireless advocate for the advancement of the Blackfeet people and the preservation of cultural traditions
David Kennedy, supporter of American Indian College Fund, dies
He was the co-founder of famed independent advertising agency Wieden+Kennedy
Digital Smoke Signals founder Myron Dewey dies in tragic accident
Dewey was known for his iconic drone footage of Standing Rock that gained international attention
William Yellow Robe: ‘A pivotal Native playwright’
A consummate artist, Yellow Robe believed in the transformational power of theater
‘A leading light for tribes throughout the region’
Lorraine Loomis, chairperson of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission, walks on at 81
Cora Nicholasa 'Nicky' Solomon was a 'fearless leader'
First National Director of Community Health Representatives dies at 88: A tribute to Cora Nicholasa "Nicky" Solomon, Ho-Chunk
Longtime Havasupai leader 'had this effect on people'
'As they listened to him, they were brought into his world and his way of understanding the Grand Canyon'
Elder, co-author of English-Yup’ik medical dictionary dies
'She brings salmonberries, brings seal oil and dried fishes'
Loretta 'Chet' J. Halfmoon valued treaty, fishing rights
Chet valued the treaty right to fish as one of the female woman warriors who was recognized as one of the 'Indigenous Women of the Columbia River'