Winnebago activist Frank LaMere is seen outside the office of the mayor of Omaha, Nebraska, to press for the creation of a Native American advisory committee. Mayor Jean Stothert agreed to establish the panel following the death of Zachary Bear Heels, a Native man who was repeatedly beaten and shocked by police officers in the city. Photo by Kevin Abourezk

Winnebago activist Frank LaMere passes on at the age of 69

Frank LaMere, an activist from the Winnebago Tribe who was known for his decades of work in Indian Country, passed away on the evening of June 16, 2019.

Kevin Abourezk is working on a story for Indianz.Com on a man who stood on the forefront of nearly every major issue, from protecting Indian children to addressing police brutality against Indian people. In the meantime, learn more about LaMere's legacy here.

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With broken hearts, we are sorry to regret to tell you all that Frank LaMere had crossed over to the Spirit World to be...

Posted by Native Caucus of the Nebraska Democratic Party on Sunday, June 16, 2019

All: We lost our friend, Frank LaMere, tonight after a short but valiant battle with cancer. Frank joins his youngest...

Posted by Sober Indian Dangerous Indian on Sunday, June 16, 2019

Our thoughts are with the family of Frank LaMere who passed away earlier today. An activist and 1st Associate Chair of...

Posted by Woodbury County Democratic Party on Sunday, June 16, 2019

It is with a heavy heart that I must post the loss of one of Dakota County Democrats Great Leaders. Frank LaMere passed...

Posted by Dakota County Democrats on Sunday, June 16, 2019

About 7 years ago I posted up about my Tega Frank and a female relative said “He’s not your Tega he’s your Jaji (Dad)” ...

Posted by Tony Wood on Sunday, June 16, 2019

The world lost a good man tonight.... 💔

Posted by Sheila Brummer on Sunday, June 16, 2019

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