We are saddened to learn of the passing of our brother Ray Cook, a leader, fighter and advocate for Native people across the country. Ray was deeply committed to serving Natives and Native journalism, and his loss will be felt throughout Indian country. As a long-time editor at Indian Country Today Media Network, Ray helped lead the largest Native news platform focused solely on delivering the pertinent news and information that affect Native Nations across the Americas. We mourn this terrible loss with the rest of Indian country and extend our deepest sympathies to those Ray helped and inspired throughout his life.