Ines Tanamaku Rodriguez - February 2016
Community Elder - Ines Tanamaku Rodriguez, was an active and dedicated member of the Naguake Elders Committee. She served as tekina during special areitos held at ceremonial sites in Maunabo. Tanamaku...we wish you Love and Light as you fly across and become one with the vast Universe. Naguakenos mourns her departure and celebrate her legacy.
John Trudell - December 2015
Indian Country Today
John Trudell, the Santee Dakota activist, artist, actor, and poet who dedicated himself to indigenous human rights, land and language issues, and who helped spark a spoken word movement that has continued Native American oral traditions, walked on December 8 at the age of 69. Trudell shared pain, courage, insight and wisdom. He felt he could mix thoughts, poetry, music and human energy to create power. Some felt him a prophet like Bob Marley. But he also said he was a happy soldier in Elvis Presley’s Army. By Alex Jacobs
Doreen Autumn Wind Scott - November 2015
It is with the heaviest of hearts we say safe journey to one of our own. Autumn Wind was the Co-chair for the State of New Jersey Commission of Indian Affairs. She did so much for our Nation as well as all Nations in New Jersey. Prayers to your family as you journey home to be with the Creator.