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Dalton Walker

Dalton Walker

Dalton Walker, Red Lake Anishinaabe, is the deputy managing editor for Indian Country Today. He started as a national correspondent in January 2020.

Red Lake citizen Lee Cook or Waase Waagos was ‘larger than life’

By: - October 28, 2021

This story originally appeared in Indian Country Today. Leon “Lee” Cook, a lifelong advocate for the betterment of Native people, champion for Indian education and former National Congress of American Indians president, died Oct. 13. He was 82. Cook, a citizen of the Red Lake Nation in northern Minnesota, was a larger-than-life figure, a groundbreaker […]