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Coquille Tribe Mourns Passing of Tribal Chief

The Coquille Indian Tribe today announced the passing for Chief Don Ivy on Monday following a seven-month battle with cancer. Tribal Chairman Brenda Meade said Chief Ivy was a constant source of kindness for the Coquille People. She adds his voice was an invaluable asset to those who were privileged to serve with him. Meade recognized Ivy as a champion of Indian people and tribal heritage. He held many honors for leadership and contributions to the state of Oregon and Indian Country. These include the Antone Minthorn Economic and Community Development Award, the Oregon Heritage Commission’s Heritage Excellence Award and the Southwestern Oregon Community College 2021 Distinguished Alumnus Award. Donald Boyd Ivy was 70 years old and had been chief since 2014. The Tribe will hold a special election to choose his successor to the Tribal Council. A memorial service will be held at 1 pm in the Mill Casino-Hotel’s Salmon Room Saturday, September 25th.

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