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PM Newscast 6.17.19 Native American Activist Frank LaMere Dies

Siouxland Public Media

Native American activist and Democratic party leader Frank LaMere has died.

A post on Facebook said he passed away last night in Omaha.  LaMere recently underwent surgery for bile duct cancer. 

LaMere was a champion for the less fortunate  in the region.  Most recently he worked to help the homeless and people battling with addiction in the area and spoke to Siouxland Public media about his mission at a special summit that took place in Sioux City in April.

LaMere was 69 years old.