IITC recognizes all those whose strength of spirit and hard work built this organization and advanced the cause we believe in.  We want to especially honor the IITC founders, Board members, staff and representatives who have left this world.  Their words and their examples of struggle, achievement and love for the Peoples will continue to guide and inspire us.

El CITI reconoce a todos aquellos cuya fortaleza de espíritu y ardua labor construyeron esta organización y adelantaron la causa en la cual creemos. Deseamos honrar específicamente a los fundadores del CITI, miembros de la Junta de Directores, personal y representantes que ya han partido de este mundo. Sus palabras y ejemplos de lucha, logros y amor por los Pueblos continúan guiándonos e inspirándonos.

Bill Wahpepah
Bill WahpepahSac and Fox/Kickapoo Nations
Phillip Deere
Phillip DeereMuskogee Creek Nation
Frank Fools Crow
Frank Fools CrowOglala Lakota Nation
Mathew King
Mathew KingOglala Lakota Nation
Russell Means
Russell MeansOglala Lakota Nation
Ingrid Washinawatok
Ingrid WashinawatokMenominee Nation
Kawaipuna Prejean
Kawaipuna PrejeanNation of Hawaii
Ed Burnstick
Ed BurnstickPaul Nakota Cree Nation
James Main Sr.
James Main Sr.White Clay (Gros Ventre) Nation
Mickey Gemmill Sr.
Mickey Gemmill Sr.Pit River/Wintu Nations
Greg Zephier, Yankton Sioux
Greg Zephier, Yankton Sioux(Ihanktowan Nakota) Nation
Floyd Westerman
Floyd WestermanDakota Nation
Kee Watchman
Kee WatchmanDiné Nation
Roberta Blackgoat
Roberta BlackgoatDiné Nation
Patricia Bellanger
Patricia BellangerAnishinabe Nation
David and Myra Sohappy
David and Myra SohappyYakima Nation
Jacquelynn 'Jackie' Warledo
Jacquelynn 'Jackie' WarledoSeminole Nation

We  thank them… and many more.

“Our word is sacred to us and so are these Treaties. The US government came to us, not the other way around.  They asked us to lay down our arms and to live in peace and friendship with them in perpetuity.  They said they would respect our traditional land rights in return.  We have held up our end of the bargain.  When can we expect the same from them?”

James Main Sr., IITC Board member
Gros Ventre (White Clay) Nation, Montana