Sacheen Littlefeather was a Native American actress of Apache and Yaqui tribal descent and activist in the California North Bay Area. Littlefeather died on October 2nd of metastasized breast cancer at age 75.
Just weeks before her death, Littlefeather told Variety, “When we die, we know that our ancestors are coming to give. We know that we’re going to that spirit world from where we came. We take this as a warrior with pride and not defeat, looking forward to joining our ancestors who are going to be there with us at our last breath and they’re going to welcome us into that world on the other side and have a big celebration for us.”
A documentary about Littlefeather’s life and activism, “Sacheen Breaking the Silence,” was released in 2021.
Rest in Power, Sacheen Littlefeather. 🧡
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