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Yvette Ewack Goodeagle, passed away Monday, January 16, 2017 after being hospitalized for several months in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Yvette Goodeagle is a Nakota/Dakota from Oceanman First Nations Saskatchewan, Canada. Her Indian names are Wiktagogan Iskwew (Contrary Woman) and Luta Tashina Wiya (Red Shawl Woman). Her mother is Della Ewack of Oceanman First Nations Saskatchewan, Canada. Her late grandparents were Rose and Joe Ewack who was a WWII Veteran and POW. Yvette resided in Anadarko, Oklahoma with her husband Thomas Goodeagle and her daughters Thomasina Rose Goodeagle and Amanda Ironstar. She has two precious grandchildren; Amia Avery and Itoncha Joshua Nakota Goodwill. She is a member of the Cutmouth Society of Oceanman First Nations. Yvette received her Master Degree in Social Work from the University of Oklahoma in 2005 and her Bachelor Degree in Indian Social Work from the University of Regina, Saskatchewan Canada in 1998. Yvette was employed at Riverside Indian School as the Substance Abuse Counseling Specialist. She has worked in the Human Service Field for 27 years in many capacities from Domestic Violence, Emergency Youth Shelter, Social Services, Indian Child Welfare, Child Protection, just to name a few. Yvette had a passion to help children, families, and the Indian Communities to the best of her ability. During her employment at Riverside Indian School, Yvette helped the students with cultural projects and also helped with Sweats. Yvette began dancing at the young age of 8 as a fancy shawl dancer, then on to a traditional dancer, and later began dancing in the Jingle Dress category. Yvette was given her first Jingle dress by the late Maggie White in 1987. Yvette was a world champion Jingle Dress dancer and has travelled throughout the United States and Canada. Yvette had her own style. She graced the powwow circle with poise and elegance. You could always see her raising her fan, and moving it from side to side. At the end of every contest, she would give a smooth and soft "kick" to finish out her song. To some, it was hard to look away when she was dancing in the circle. Her side step will always be one to remember. She was mesmerizing. Yvette was beautiful inside and out. She touched so many hearts. She always had something funny to say, was the most humble person that you could ever meet and had a laugh that could light up a room. Her presence will be greatly missed throughout Indian Country. She is preceded in death by an infant son, Joshua Nakota Ironstar. Survivors include: Mother; Della Ewack, Sisters; Kim, Lisa, Trevor, Tammy, Monica, Robert, Brent, George, Roberta, Frank, and numerous aunts, uncle, nieces and nephews who all reside in Canada. Adopted relatives include: Billy and Amber Komacheet, sisters; Sandy Harris, Jamie Moore, BJ Fox, Wanda Long, Toni Short, Audrey Barnett, Sydna Yellowfish, Daughters; Glyddia and Jewel Domebo, Two Special Nephews; Chadrick Toehay and Cochise Noear. Also, numerous nieces, nephews, and grandchildren.