Mary Thunder


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Mary Elizabeth Thunder   

Counselor & Healer

Unci Reverend Mary Elizabeth Thunder was born in Indianapolis, Indiana to the parents of Richard Farr Crickmore and Gladys Mae Brannon. She was beautiful, brilliant and amazing as a daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Mary graduated with honors from Indiana University majoring in Psychology. In Indianapolis she served as secretary to Mayor Richard Lugar and on the Board of Public Safety. In addition, she served as a Drug and Alcohol Counselor at the Dallas Intertribal Center.


Thunder was active in several Native American movements including, the Longest Walk, the Long Walk for Survival, and Yellow Thunder. Thunder was proud to be a nominee for the Nobel Prize among 1000 Women of Peace. She was named Peace Elder by Grandmother Twylah Nitsch. She is a member of many delegations including: the UN Indigenous Peoples Working Sessions, the Spiritual United Nation