Background image of Antone Minthorn and others paddling a canoe with forested beach in background.

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Antone Minthorn: A portrait of Native resilience and leadership

Through his experiences, Antone cultivated a leadership philosophy based on that of Chief Joseph: A good leader should be fearless, but always concerned about the safety of his people. His fearlessness, dedication and patience influenced many CTUIR’s successes, including re-acquisition of tribal lands, the return of salmon to the Umatilla River and the development of an innovative reservation economy.