Scott Eagle

Scott Eagle, (“Mira-ga-wi-ga” Oak Tree), 49, New Town, died Aug. 2, 2013, in New Town.

Scott Eagle, (Oak Tree), was born to Lenard “Jute” and Carmen (Charging) Eagle on July 18, 1964, in Minot. He was a member of the Dripping Dirt Clan and a member of the Three Affiliated Tribes. His godparents are Matthew “Screech” Mason and the late Grace Henry. There were seven children born to the union of his parents, Lenny, Ronnie, Thomas, Terry, Lori, Scott and Cletus.

Scott grew up in a large family and assumed responsibility on the family farm at a young age. Scott was truly in touch with his love for Mother Earth. He often talked about his love for the land, and the deep fulfillment he would get from working and harvesting crops on his farm.

He married Kandace Robbins on Nov.14, 1992. Scott and Kandace raised their five children and their grandson, Taysean, in New Town, which gave him a vested interest in the school, community and the surrounding area, because it was their home.

Scott loved his family very much and many of the events that surrounded his life were built around his own family’s participation. Scott had a very strong belief in empowering the youth and the future role they will play in the leadership of our tribes and communities.

Scott believed in the importance of the elders and always took the time to individually check on various elders throughout the communities. Whenever someone was in need Scott was there to do whatever he could to help and would never turn his back on anyone.

In direct reflection of the true heroism and selflessness he exuded, Scott rescued a man from drowning in Spirit Lake, as well as rescuing a little girl who had floated away from the Four Bears Recreation area. These are just a few of the acts of heroism that Scott did in his lifetime.

Scott loved to travel with his family and enjoyed planning family events that included close friends as well as extended family. He loved attending concerts with his family and loved music from various genres.

Scott had many accomplishments in his young life and had been elected to serve on many boards and organizations. Scott proved to be an outstanding official of the Three Affiliated Tribes Business Council as the representative for the North Segment of the Fort Berthold Reservation, elected by the people, from 2008-2012. His commitment to his community is reflected in the following list of membership to boards, organizations and individual accomplishments listed below: North Segment Community Board Chairman; Vice President, Little Shell Pow Wow Committee 2007; Assistant Football Coach: 2005, 2006, 2007; Board Member for the Boys and Girls Club 2006-2007; Committee Member with the Horizons Leadership Program; Committee Member Lewis & Clark Signature Event 2005-2006; Director Little Shell Pow Wow Committee: 1997 and 1999; New Town School Board Member 1996-1997, 1997-1998; All conference in Minot State for Football; New Town City Economic Development Team; Dedicated work for construction of the Elbowoods clinic; Assisted in the planning and design of the Northern Lights Community Building; Headed the fundraising for the Northern Lights building; Project Manager for the Gerald Tex Fox Justice Center; Project Manager for Four Bears Casino Events Center construction; Member of the Minot State Economic Development team; Chosen one of the 42 people statewide to visit China; Instrumental in local tourism promotion in the community; Project Manager for the Earth Lodge Village in the Four Bears area; Employee of the year (Top Gun Award) 1984 Four Bears Casino; All Conference Award/Football/Minot State University: and a Recognition Award from the Old Scout Society for community service.

“Many people can hold positions, in which they are paid to do a job, but few have the endurance and aspiration to go above and beyond those duties to fulfill the needs of their people as Oak Tree has done.”

If you could define Scott Eagle, he would be best described by Roget Thesaurus as Humanitarian: caring (adj.) kind, gentle compassionate, kindly, civilized and charitable. Within this definition it should also list a person’s claim to ownership in the local communities’ story which Scott lived.

Scott will be missed by his loving family and by all who knew and loved him.

Scott is survived by: his wife, Kandace Eagle, of New Town; children, Kacey La Rae, of Mandan, Katrina Lynn, Christy Jo, and Demi Ra’chelle, all of New Town; and grandson, Taysean Allen Moran, of Mandan.

He was welcomed in Heaven by his beloved son, Kalcie Leroy; parents, Lenard and Carmen “Dottie” Eagle; brother, Lenny Eagle; and sister, Lori Ann Eagle.

Funeral: Today, Aug. 8, 2013, at 10 a.m., in New Town Civic Center, New Town.

Interment: Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery, rural White Shield.

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(Langhans Funeral Home, Parshall)