Our beloved Rick N. Roder (Nibaakiki) Nighthawk started his journey to the spirit realm on 1-13-24. He was living in Menasha, WI with his spiritual partner, Judy Parker.
Rick N. Roder (Nibaakiki) was born on 3-31-1954. He spent much of his life in Lac du Flambeau, WI (Waswagoning), where he walked the path of his Indigenous culture. He was an Ojibwe crafter, a fire keeper / medicine man, a musician, songwriter, and singer who played with many talented bands and other fabulous musicians throughout his life.
He loved music, nature, and his spiritual culture, where he combined all his gifts to help others on their path.
Rick Roder (Nibaakiki) touched the hearts of so many as he walked upon our beautiful Mother Earth.
He will forever be a part of his children, grandchildren, all his relatives and friends as he has not left us behind, but rather is watching over us all until we meet him with a warm embrace. Until then we carry with us his teachings, his music, and the beautiful memories he gave us.
He is reunited with his parents and all those whom have crossed over before him that he loved so dearly.