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Posted: August 6, 2020

For Immediate Release                                                                

August 6, 2020

Wind River Reservation resident dies due to COVID-19

The Northern Arapaho Tribe is deeply saddened that COVID-19 has touched our people once again.

Our friend, a male elder and non-Member, had been married for more than five decades to a Tribal Member who herself was claimed by the virus earlier this week. The NABC is not naming either individual out of respect for the privacy of the family.

Chairman Lee Spoonhunter of the Northern Arapaho Business Council said the entire Tribe feels this loss and grieves for the family that has suffered so much due to COVID-19.

“We offer our most heartfelt condolences to the friends and family of this couple – it is a staggering loss anytime family elders are lost,” said Chairman Spoonhunter. “They had children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and were known for their committed devotion to their Lord and Savior and each other. We pray for comfort for the loved ones they leave behind, and that our Tribal community soon emerges safely from this virus that has brought our people so much pain.”

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