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Lakota leader Tom Poor Bear dies after battle with COVID-19


December 18, 2020

The former vice president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe and a longtime Native rights activist died Sunday from complications due to the coronavirus.

Tom Poor Bear, 66, died at the North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colorado.

"I still can't believe Tom has left us," said Bryan Brewer, who served as president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe with Poor Bear as his vice president. "It's a bad day for the tribe and his family."


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