Joye Braun, a fierce advocate, pipeline fighter and water protector died at the age of 53 on Sunday, 13th November. She as a fighter throughout her life advocated for India. The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Nation citizen died at her home in Eagle Butte, South Dakota.
Braun at the time of her death was survived by her children, Durin Mundahl and Morgan Brings Plenty and her parents and the whole family. She was the National Pipeline organizer for the Indigenous Environmental Network and was a representative of the People vs Fossil Fuels. She was an organizer of protests against Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines. She for sure is a boss lady who never steps back to help people in need.
According to an Obituary from Charlie Rooks Funeral Home- “Braun, a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux, died Nov. 13 at the age of 53 at her home in Eagle Butte”
Kandi White, the Indigenous Environmental Network Program Director told
“Joye was a force to be reckoned with, but to those who knew her well, her heart was as big as Turtle Island and she would give her last meal or pair of moccasins to those in need,”
According to Joye Braun’s daughter, Morgan Brings Plenty she was a person with leadership qualities and a person whom she always wanted to become. She as a person admired her a lot. Bring Plenty said she as a mother always stood by her side for all the right reasons and they both do take care of each other when they were at camp. According to Brings Plenty spotting the Keystone XL pipeline blocked was among her greatest achievements and she was proud of that. Morgan Brings Plenty and her mother were more like buddies and are very close to each other.
Morgan said-“She had this thing called ‘General Joye,’ which when she gets into a zone, she’s unstoppable and she’ll kind of be bossy and make sure things get done in a certain timeframe, so everything can run smoothly,”
She further stated- “She was always full of laughter, and she was always teasing people, making jokes, giving a grand old time of laughter and being fun; she was fun to hang out with.”
Joye Braun is always remembered as a strong lady and fighter and will surely be missed. Social media is filled with his tributes. Our condolences are with his family members, relatives, friends and companions. May her soul rest in peace forever.
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