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Sun Apr 24, 2022, 09:09 PM

Native American artist, chief, Oklahoma lawmaker Enoch Kelly Haney dies

Source: Associated Press

Native American artist, chief, Oklahoma lawmaker Haney dies

April 23, 2022

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Enoch Kelly Haney, a Native American artist, Seminole Nation chief and Oklahoma state lawmaker, has died at age 81.

Haney’s death was announced Saturday by Brian Palmer, assistant chief of the Seminole Nation. A cause of death was not immediately released.

“With a heavy heart, the Seminole Nation woke to the news of the passing of Chief Kelly Haney. An inspiration to many, an accomplished artist, his work with the State and later as Chief highlighted his career, but his greatest achievement is that of family. Keep his family in prayer and may they find comfort in knowing the Seminole Nation and Indian Country mourns his loss,” Palmer said in a statement on Facebook.

In a tweet on Saturday, Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt said Haney’s “contributions to our state are mighty.”

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Read more: https://apnews.com/article/2022-midterm-elections-native-americans-oklahoma-city-b2e0b3b33822dc8b19faa05d2706c6e3


FILE - Sen. Enoch Kelly Haney speaks at the dedication of the Chickasaw Garden at Oklahoma City University in Oklahoma City, Sept. 6, 2011. Haney, a Native American artist, Seminole Nation chief and Oklahoma state lawmaker, has died at age 81. Haney’s death was announced Saturday, April 23, 2022 by Brian Palmer, assistant chief of the Seminole Nation. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, file)

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Wikipedia page: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enoch_Kelly_Haney

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