Ernest “Nick” Hockings, an Ojibwe tribal member, devoted many years to educating the public, through performance and public advocacy, about the history and culture of the region’s indigenous peoples.
A longtime Baha’i and teacher of the Faith who was a member in the 1990s of the Baha’i Regional American Indian Teaching Committee serving the Central States, he passed away November 30, 2012, in Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin. He was 70.
A letter of tribute from the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the United States says, “Nick’s years of endeavor to foster greater appreciation in the larger community for Ojibwe language and culture, his advocacy of the oneness of the human family and efforts to render practical service to its neediest members, and his faithful exertions in appointed service to this institution are all warmly and gratefully remembered. He is certain to be missed by the many whose lives he touched.”
Please click here for a complete obituary in the Vilas County (Wisconsin) News-Review.