Mitchell “Mitch” Dailey, an important ally of the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe, has died at the age of 59.
Dailey, son of the late Vivian and Lynn Dailey of Yakima, died of complications of cancer on Wednesday Jan. 2, 2013 with his brother Mike and sister Melissa by his side.
Dailey was a tireless advocate for Indian country and Native American sovereignty. He dedicated his life to serving the Snoqualmie Indian Community and was a driving force behind the effort of the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe to gain federal re-acknowledgement.
Dailey is survived by three sisters, Marcy Lochridge and Melissa Woodcock, both of Yakima, and Luann Hayford of Moses Lake and one brother, Mike Dailey of Yakima and one very special nephew, Ryan Hill. He is predeceased by his sister, Marilyn Olmstead.
The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe held a memorial service on Sunday, Jan. 13, at Meadowbrook Farm Interpretive Center in North Bend.