Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Pueblo Spokesman Dies of Heart Attack.(New Mexico)

Byline: Journal Staff and Wire Reports


William Weahkee, the executive director of Five Sandoval Indian Pueblos Inc. and a vocal opponent of extending Paseo del Norte through Petroglyph National Park, died of a heart attack Tuesday.

Weahkee, a member of Cochiti and Zuni pueblos, had served as executive director of the pueblo agency since 1991. The 65-year-old administrator was taking a vacation from the job this week when he suffered the heart attack in Albuquerque, according to Jose Sandia, the agency's personnel officer. …

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