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Peggy Bellecourt, Ish Kway Yawng I Nawbi Quay “She is looking back for the children coming along behind us” age 78 of Minneapolis, Minnesota Journeyed to the Spirit World on Wednesday, March 16. 2022 at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  She was born in Danbury Wisconsin on March 7, 1944 the daughter of Isamu Haikida and Florences Holmes.

Peggy was a loving, caring mother, who enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, great granchildren and many friends.  She was a co-founder of the American Indian Movement along side her husband Clyde Bellecourt.  She fought for the Rights of the Indigenous People.  Was a first degree of Midewiwin Three Fires Society Lodge.  Peggy was involved with the Trail of Broken Treaties, Heart of the Survival School and Gathering of the Sacred Pipe Sundance, also with Clyde.  She loved to garden, gardening with the Elaine M. Stately Peacemaker Center for Indian Youth.  Peggy loved going to the casino and watching the ION channel on cable.

Survived by her children: Susan, Tanya, Crow, Wolf and Maria; brother: John Livingston; sisters: Diane Livingston, Mary Turcios and Katie Denomie; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many other loving family and friends.

Preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Bellecourt; parents; and Brother: Bruce Livingston.

An all-night visitation will be held on Friday, March 18, 2022 at  the All Nations Indian Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota beginning at 5:00 P.M.

Additional all – night visitation will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at the Bad River Community Center in Odanah, Wisconsin beginning at 5:00 P.M.

Funeral Service for Peggy Bellecourt will be held on Sunday, March 20, 2022  at 11:00 A.M. at the Bad River Community Center in Odanah, Wisconsin.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, Minnesota assisted the family with funeral arrangements for Peggy.

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  1. Mary Martinez

    My heartfelt condolences to the family of Peggy. She was a very good friend of mine in the 60 and later on. I was close to her and her mom.

    My prayers are for your healing.


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