Wayne Burke, Tribal Chairman of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe died early Sunday morning in Nixon.
Burke, hailed as a passionate advocate for Native American Veterans affairs and water rights to Pyramid Lake was 38 years old.
The cause of Chairman Burke's death is still under investigation at this time by Tribal Police and
is pending the results of an autopsy, however the death is not suspicious and no foul play is
suspected. The Tribe requests that everyone please keep the Chairman's Family in their
thoughts and prayers during this difficult time and that they respect their privacy. Memorial