UC Davis scholar Jack Forbes, 77, advocated for indigenous peoples





Jack Forbes, acclaimed author, activist and professor emeritus of Native American studies at the University of California, Davis, died Feb. 23 at Sutter Davis Hospital. He was 77.

Services will be private, with a public memorial to be scheduled at a later date.

“Jack Forbes’ passing is not only a loss for UC Davis but for the Native American studies academic community across the country,” said UC Davis Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi. “He was an inspirational and determined leader whose voice influenced the creation of Native American studies programs at UC Davis and around the country.”

“He bravely took positions that others might have deemed unpopular and risky, and he fought for what he believed in,” Katehi said. “He will be missed.”...


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