• Date Of Birth: May 20, 1934
  • Date Of Death: June 27, 2015
  • State: Montana

Wayne was an enrolled member of the Blackfeet Indian Nation. He graduated from Browning High School, earned a Bachelors Degree from the University of Montana in Missoula, and served honorably in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.

He had many other accomplishments in his lifetime: he received a Certificate of Special Achievement from the BIA for his work on Indian Issues: in 1973 the Old West Trail Foundation named him “Outstanding Man Of The Year”: spearheading the federal government’s activities to include responsible representations of American Indians the United States’ Bicentennial Celebration of 1976, both domestically and internationally.

After retiring from the federal government he dedicated his time to serving on many corporate boards including, as one of the founders, on the Board of Directors of the National Indian Business Association (NIBA) and on the Board of Directors of the Western National Park Association to name a couple.

His two loves outside of his work in Indian Country were his family and his golf game.

He is survived by his life partner Ann Peterson of Tucson, Arizona; his three children, Sydnee Chattin, Daniel Chattin, and Marybeth Chattin; his grandchildren, Kyle Morris, Logan Siegle, Anthony Morris, Scott Siegle, Hunter Chattin; and his sister Carol Chattin Kramer.

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