Obituaries

Walkin On – Betty Noreen Baker

Betty Noreen Baker   “Sweet Grass Woman” October 4, 1960 – February 14, 2021Betty Noreen Baker “Sweet Grass Woman” was born on a cool autumn day, October 4, 1960, in Fort Belknap, MT to the loving late Mr. and Mrs. Bill Baker. Betty was a member of the Three Clan/Flint Knife Clan and an enrolled member of the Three Affiliated Tribes. She was one-half TAT and one-half Chippewa Cree. Betty spent her early childhood in Rocky Boy, MT, Havre, MT, and Great Falls, MT. She moved to Fort Berthold in North Dakota, with her family, in 1970. She earned her high school education in New Town and attended...

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Walking On – Avery Jorge Conklin

Avery Jorge Conklin  (Ci tu ta Hani – Young Weasel) August 1, 1978 • February 6, 2021Avery Jorge Conklin carried the Arikara Name “Young Weasel”.  He was born in Stanley, North Dakota on August 1, 1978 to Aurelia Gillette and Dennis Conklin, Sr.   Avery’s education started out at the New Town Elementary School in New Town.  He then transferred to Mandaree in Junior High.  He received his GED from Fort Berthold Community College in 2002 with his best friend JD Finley as they did almost everything together.  As a youngster he enjoyed competing in sports.  He played Pee Wee and Midget baseball...

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Walking On – Deborah “Deb” Kay Hinojosa

Walking On – Deborah “Deb” Kay Hinojosa

Deborah “Deb” Kay Hinojosa September 16, 1957 – January 17, 2021 Deborah “Deb” Kay Hinojosa was born September 16, 1957, the sixth child born to Leroy and Juliette (Starr) Lockwood. Deb graduated from Flandreau Indian School in 1975.  Shortly after, she moved to California where she met Carlos Hinojosa.  It wasn’t long after and she was married with two daughters.  Deb continued her education in 1991 for Medical Transcription at Cerritos Community College in Norwalk, CA.  Deb also worked at Makita Power Drills in La Mirada, CA; she enjoyed her job and co-workers. In 2005, Deb moved home to...

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Walking On – Deborah “Deb” Kay Hinojosa

Walking On – Glenn LittleBird, Jr.

Glenn LittleBird, Jr. October 27, 1969 – January 18, 2021Glenn LittleBird, Jr., 51, New Town, died Monday, January 18, 2021 at his home. Glenn Cornelius LittleBird, Jr. was born October 27, 1969 at Crow Agency, Montana, to Verona “Dolly” Gwin and Glenn LittleBird, Sr.  He was a member of the Hidatsa Prairie Chicken Clan on his mother’s side and was part of the Elk Horn Scraper Warrior Society in Cheyenne through his father. His traditional names were “Strikes Enemy” in Arikara and “High Eagle” in Cheyenne.  As a child, the family travelled and lived in many communities where his dad worked...

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Walking On – Deborah “Deb” Kay Hinojosa

Walking On – Christopher Rabbithead

Christopher Rabbithead  December 31, 1976 – January 18, 2021Christopher Rabbithead, 44, Parshall, died Monday, January 18, 2021 near Parshall. Christopher Jay Rabbithead was born December 31, 1976 in Minot, ND to Karen Rabbithead and James Walker. Chris was an enrolled member of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation.  He was baptized into the Catholic faith at Parshall St. Bridget Catholic Church.  He was raised in Parshall and attended Little Feather Head Start, Parshall Elementary School, and graduated from Parshall High School with the class of 1995. While attending high school he...

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Walking On – Deborah “Deb” Kay Hinojosa

Walking On – DeMay Lavette Bear & Quoden Everette Lee Bear

DeMay Lavette Bear  November 25, 1992 – January 18, 2021Quoden Everette Lee Bear  November 18, 2011 – January 18, 2021DeMay Lavette Bear was born on November 25, 1992 in Minot, to Chad Bear, Sr. and Geraldine Dubray. Her parents called her a miracle baby because she was born premature and needed to be revived at birth. DeMay had a fast recovery and began to grow strong and fast and was soon able to go home with her family in New Town. She was raised and educated in New Town until just before her teen years. She then enrolled into Circle of Nations, in Wahpeton, where she started to become a...

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