Wauneta Lone Wolf-Cox

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Wauneta Lonewolf


The late activist Wauneta Lone Wolf-Cox "was instrumental in helping the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan rebuild the Nation of Islam." Wauneta Lone Wolf-Cox was an Oglala Lakota social activist, youth counselor and motivational speaker who also was part of the American Indian Movement (AIM). She worked with "the late President Muammar Ghaddafi in organizing indigenous conferences in Libya."

Wauneta Lone Wolf-Cox and Theadius McCall, a Black American from Brooklyn[1] had a daughter Yonasda Lonewolf.


"She also helped the late President Muammar Ghaddafi in organizing indigenous conferences in Libya. When asked by the FBI to to be an informant on the affairs of the Nation of Islam and President Ghaddafi, Wauneta said no. As a result, she did about seven years in prison."[2]

Dakota Access Pipeline Protest

Article published at Ebony Magazine featured Yonasda Lonewolf, who addressed her mother:[3]

I was born with my fist up,” Yonasda Lonewolf affirms.
Daughter of the late, Wauneta Lonewolf of the Ogalala Lakota tribe South Dakota, Yonasda, like her mother, is an activist, speaker and community organizer. In addition, her mother was a public relations speaker and former public relations director for Muhammad Ali in the 1970s. She was among the thousands of Indians and supporters to participate in The Longest Walk from Alcatraz Island to Washington D.C. from February to July 1978. The spiritual walk was in protest of the government’s threat of the tribal sovereignty and 11 anti-Indian legislation that would affect water rights and treaties.
“My mother was pregnant with me so I was the only girl born during The Longest Walk. She ended up having me in Washington D.C. once we got there,” Lonewolf shares with EBONY.com. “I was born into this movement, I was born with my fist up out of the womb. My mother was a person who fought and spoke the truth on behalf of unity. She really wanted unity among all nationalities.”