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October 29, 2012
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Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Tribal chairman dead at age 38

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

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The Record Courier Updated Oct 30, 2012 03:54PM Published Oct 29, 2012 04:37PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.