The Passing of Chief Orville Smoke

It is with great sadness that MFNERC management and staff send condolences to the family and community of Itancan (Chief) Orville Smoke of Dakota Plains Wahpeton Oyate. Chief Smoke was a highly respected leader who dedicated his life for the self-determination and autonomy for the people of Dakota Plains Wahpeton Oyate. Having served his community with passion and resilience for over twenty-seven years, Itancan Orville Smoke will be deeply missed by all.

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