Remembering a Dear Friend

Roseline Wilson Ebaugh, November 27, 1959 - May 4, 2009

photo credit: Mary K. Bowannie


Rose Wilson Ebaugh was an alumna of the University of New Mexico. She graduated with a B.A. in 2006.  She was an active citizen of the Navajo Nation and the city of Albuquerque. In addition to being a loving mom, daughter, sister, and grandmother, she was devoted to DinĂ© and Native justice issues.  As a UNM student, she was a member of the KIVA club and worked with SAGE council and the National Indian Youth Council. She led get out the Native vote drives, promoted awareness to issues of domestic violence and critical Native health issues in Albuquerque.  Rose was also a DJ for Singing Wire, a Native American program on KUNM, for many years.  She was employed with First Nations as a social worker.

Rose is survived by her three sons: Joseph Ebaugh, Justin Ebaugh, and Carson Lafferty.  She is the daughter of Louise Wilson of Twin Lakes, New Mexico, and the late James Wilson of Kinlichee, Arizona.  Her sisters are Elsie Barber of Rio Rancho, Elouise Lee of Twin Lakes, Ella Wilson of Gallup, Carol Wilson of Twin Lakes, and Judy Wilson of Albuquerque.  In addition to being an aunt, she is the grandmother of Joseph Caine Ebaugh.

As many of her family, friends, and colleagues have expressed, we will miss her very much.

Encantada TV's Prayer Song Tribute to Rose Ebaugh performed by Roger Cultee and Colleen Gorman


A Life Lived

Shepard John Nedeau, Chippewa Cree, passed away on March 20, 2009.  He was born on January 24, 1941.

photo credit: Patrick Willink


Nedeau was a Dawn of Nations Today staff member for the 2008 edition and a student at the University of New Mexico. Native American Studies faculty and students will remember Nedeau for his dedication and passion to his studies and issues impacting Native American communities.


Dawn of Nations Today Volumn 4; Issue 1; May 2009, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, N.M.

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