Nicole Ducheneaux

Harold Frazier, chairman of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, and Nicole Ducheneaux, attorney and member of the tribe, speak to the media outside the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Feb. 28, 2017, in Washington, D.C. U.S. District Court Judge James Boasberg presided at a motion hearing in Standing Rock Sioux Tribe v. United States Army Corps of Engineers. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Native rights champion and ‘warrior lawyer’ Nicole Ducheneaux dies

BY: - July 21, 2023

A Lakota lawyer who represented the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe in its fight against the Dakota Access pipeline and spent her career fighting to protect Indigenous rights died on Friday, July 14, 2023. Nicole “Nikki” Ducheneaux, 44, Cheyenne River Lakota, died from undisclosed causes in Omaha, Nebraska. Her father announced his daughter’s death on the […]