Curt St. Cyr

Siouxland Public Media

Frank Lamere spent most of his adult life as an activist.  He lived in South Sioux City and worked as a member of the American Indian Movement in the 1970’s. 

LaMere was a leader in the Democratic party serving as a chairman of the National Native American Caucus and a delegate to the Democratic National Convention many times over. 

He recently received an honorary Doctorate from Nebraska Wesleyan University.  An honor that meant a lot to him. 

PM Newscast 6.18.19

Jun 18, 2019
Siouxland Public Media

Funeral services take place tomorrow for community activist and democratic party leader Frank LaMere.  LaMere died over the weekend after a battle with cancer.

LaMere struck up an unusual alliance with Republican Congressman Steve King of Iowa.  The two worked on a plan to battle homelessness and substance abuse among native Americans in Northwest Iowa.