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Joe Garcia offers a prayer in February. Garcia, the former NCAI president, has died at the age of 70. (Courtesy photo)

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Indian Country loses a ‘Small Giant’
Former NCAI President Joe Garcia walks on at 70

Tribal leaders from across Indian Country are mourning the passing of former National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) President Joe Garcia, who served three terms as governor of the Ohkay Owingeh, a federally recognized pueblo in New Mexico. Garcia died on May 11 and a traditional funeral has already been held. Garica was 70.

By BY Levi Rickert, Native News Online May 23, 2023