STATEMENT FROM THE FAMILY OF HARLAN MCKOSATO
July 21, 2020
“This morning our dearly beloved Harlan began his journey back to Wakanda where he was surrounded by his family and friends at his home in Albuquerque. He is survived by his son Nekon Che McKosato, his brother Kenneth Robert McKosato, his sister Deanna Lynn McKosato, and sister Shelley Magdalene McKosato-Haupt.
Harlan was an icon in Indian Country for his award-winning contributions to world news outlets. He possessed a unique storytelling ability that enabled him to report on any subject in profound ways. Through his interviews on radio, TV, in newspapers and social media, he shared his great gift of intelligence, wit, and kindness. Harlan had communicated with his heart to personally connect with audiences and had educated many on a vast number of Tribal issues. He paved the way for many young Native people to join him in the field of communications.
We extend our utmost appreciation to family and friends for visiting and helping Harlan in recent weeks. We are deeply grateful for the items provided for his Sac and Fox traditional ceremony. We are comforted by the outpouring of support during this difficult time.
Please pray for Harlan’s family as they prepare him for his journey to be with Keshamanitou. May he have a peaceful journey home.”