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March 1, 2011Seven Stories Press celebrates the life of Jack D. Forbes. From the Sacramento News: Mr. Forbes was a leading figure among Indians and scholars for his activism and research establishing indigenous people, history and culture as an academic subject. He also envisioned alternative colleges focused on serving American Indians and preserving indigenous cultures and values. . . . "Jack Forbes' passing is not only a loss for UC Davis but for the Native American studies academic community across the country," Chancellor Linda Katehi said in a written statement. "He was an inspirational and determined leader whose voice influenced the creation of Native American studies programs at UC Davis and around the country."