Years ago, Delphine and I both worked in Indian education in Minneapolis, in different schools but part of a larger, overall effort. During that period, we became friends, often getting together to visit, play bingo with family/community members, or work on various projects. Delphine was known for her commitment to students, especially at South High School, a place central to her work. She counseled young people to stay in school, to attend classes, to get past bumps (sometimes boulders) in the road, to graduate, to persevere. Delphine also helped students celebrate their hard-won accomplishments, including organizing an annual banquet to honor Indian graduates.
Delphine was a special person, full of gentleness, grace, kindness, strength, humor, and stories (some of them featuring cross-country trips with relatives to visit other relatives). With love and honor to her memory, plus prayers for brand new journeys.