Richard james Littlewounded


Richard James “Sugar Bear” Little Wounded, (Okish Kiyape) “Yells For Him”

Born on May 6th, 1975 in Minneapolis, MN

Began his Journey to the Spirit World June 9th, 2013 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Richard/Sugar Bear, age 38 was raised in both the Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota and Minneapolis, MN. He followed his Lakota and Ojibwa traditional ways of life, he participated in Sundances and Ojibwa ceremonies. He received his Lakota name Okish Kiyape from Chief Fools Crow at a Green Grass Sundance. He was a friend to many people who will miss his loving friendship and companionship. He was a son, brother, nephew, uncle, grandson who will be deeply missed by all who were fortunate to have known him in this lifetime.

Sugar Bear is survived by his mother Ruth Mary Little Wounded, his father Rick Powers, other mom Colette Lawrence who called him “Brother Bear”, Sister Oziwa Bineshii Powers, Brothers Marlowe Clown, Jerry Clown, Leonard Little Wounded, Niizhoogabaw Wahpepah, Animikii Powers, Michael Little Wounded, Tyler Little Wounded, Michael Fellman and special sister Kate Hines. Sugar Bear has many, many loving Aunts and Uncles, Cousins, Nephews and Nieces who he loved very much and who all loved Sugar Bear very much and we will all forever hold him close in our hearts.

Rick was preceded in death by his maternal Grandparents Nathan and Flora Little Wounded, his paternal Grandparents Ray and Catherine Thiessen and many Uncles and Aunts.

An all night Traditional Wake will be held on Tuesday, June 11th beginning at 5:00 pm at Church of Gichitwaa Kateri 3045 Park Ave in Minneapolis. Services conducted by Clyde Bellecourt. On Wednesday at Sunrise, we will travel with Rick to Dupree, SD where a two night wake will be held on Wednesday and Thursday night with Burial Ceremony all at The Dupree Community Center and interment Tribal Community Cemetery in Dupree, South Dakota on Thursday, June 13th at 10:00 A.M.

Pall Bearers for Minneapolis will be Richard Powers, Animikii Powers, Oziwa Bineshii Powers, Tyler Little Wounded, Leonard Little Wounded, Michael Fellman, Norman Lawrence and Clayton Lawrence.

Pall Bearers in Dupree will be Sugar Bear’s cousins Waylon, Jill and Stacy Young Bird, Wahinkpe Luta Martinez, Fawn Little Sky, Kyle Clown, Ptan Hoksila Clown, Kacie Clown, Floyd Clown Jr., Robbie, Wanda and Dathan Little Wounded, Toni Rae and Anthony High Pipe, Carsen Little Wounded, Jeremiah Iron Moccasin, Stephanie Little Wounded, Kari and Karmen Little Wounded, Jonathan Little Wounded, Kaitlynn Little Wounded, Cherish Moran, Sophie Little Wounded, JJ Little Wounded, Rayme Little Wounded.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, Minnesota is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to


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