Walking On – Kyle Grinnell

Kyle Grinnell (Light Goes Along “Awaxaadi ruish”) February 20, 1980 – February 17, 2022 Kyle Stewart Grinnell was born in Stanley, ND on February 20, 1980, to Patsy (Finley) Packineau and James Grinnell.  He was a member of the Water Buster Clan and a child of the Knife Clan. As a young child, Kyle attended the Black Lodge Head Start where he loved his teacher, the late Shirley Smith.  He attended his early school years at New Town Elementary, Junior High School in Parshall, and returned to New Town for his high school years. While in high school he participated in basketball and...

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Walking On – Gerald Meyers

Gerald Meyers   January 2, 1958 – January 31, 2022 Gerald Meyers was born January 2, 1958, in New Town, the son of Felix and Linda (White Owl) Meyers.  He entered the spirit world on January 31, 2022, in Seattle, Washington.  He was a member of the Chicken Clan and a child of the Dripping Dirt Clan.  Gerald grew up in New Town.  He enlisted in the US Army but was ineligible because of medical reasons.   Gerald traveled around before settling in Portland, Oregon.  He met Mona Cowles and her daughter, Red.  He loved Red’s daughters, Raven, Jasmine and...

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Walking On – Loren Blaine Fox

Loren Blaine Fox  April 17, 1968 – January 3, 2022Loren Fox, 53, Minot, died Monday, January 3, 2022, at a Bismarck hospital. Loren Blaine Fox was born April 17, 1968, in Los Angeles, CA, to Sidney and Sarah (Lockwood) Fox. The family moved around due to his father’s work. He attended school at Wahpeton Indian Board School and Flandreau Indian School. He earned his GED in Lansing, MI. On August 31, 1994, Loren was united in marriage to Clarice Windy Boy, in New Town. They made their home throughout North Dakota. He worked in the kitchen for several businesses throughout North Dakota...

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Walking On – DuWayne Kaylen Fox

DuWayne Kaylen Fox “Bright Wings” “Sugar”  August 10, 1974 - December 30, 2021DuWayne Kaylen Fox was born on August 10, 1974, in Stanley, ND, to Florence Burr and Anthony Rex Fox.  He belonged to the Prairie Chicken Clan. As a young boy he was given two Indian names “Bright Wings” and “Sugar” by Donald “Buzzy” Malnourie. He grew up in the Drags Wolf Village and attended school in Mandaree and New Town. During his younger years he was a champion grass dancer. His grandpa would take him pow wowing all over North Dakota and Montana.  He received his GED from Fort Berthold Community College in...

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Walking On – Mary Lou Sitting Bear

Mary Lou Sitting Bear  (Midewia Midigua Mahgush)  “Buffalo Woman In The Water”  September 26, 1950 - December 30, 2021Mary Lou Sitting Bear (Midewia Midigua Mahgush) “Buffalo Woman In The Water” was born on September 26, 1950, to Francis and Christine Young in Stanley, North Dakota. Mary Lou, along with her siblings, was raised in the Parshall-Lucky Mound area. Growing up, she enjoyed listening to music, traditional dancing, going to powwows with her family, and spending time learning from her grandmother, Emma Bearstail. Mary attended Wahpeton Grade School, Flandreau High School, and...

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Walking On – Wanda Fox Sheppard

Wanda Fox Sheppard  “Plenty Sage”  (Ida-ii xuuga Dagii Ahuush) September 26, 1950 - December 30, 2021Wanda Fox Sheppard, 88, of Mandaree, North Dakota, passed on December 28, 2021 at Sanford Hospital, Bismarck, ND. Wanda was born on April 9th, 1933, the second of fifteen children, to Anthony Guy Fox and Grace Parshall Fox in the area of the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation referred to as Shell Creek. She was a member of the Prairie Chicken clan and a child of the Knife clan. Her Indian names were “Plenty Sage” (Ida-ii xuuga Dagii Ahuush) and “Plain Design” (Maaraa gii ihtaash). After the...

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