A Historic Apology – Indian Country Today


Amber Midthunder is an actress from Fort Peck Sioux in New Mexico. Growing up with an actor father and a casting director mother, she began her own screen career early in life. She is the star of the upcoming Predator prequel called “PREY”. It is the first film to be released in the Comanche language.

It has been 150 years since First Nations children were first taken from their homes and placed in residential schools run by the Catholic Church. And finally, the head of the Catholic Church apologized. Reports by Dianna Hunt of ICT.

A Slice of Our Indigenous World

  • In Canada, where the head of the Catholic Church issued a long-awaited apology to Indigenous peoples north of the medicine line.
  • Pope Francis addressed thousands Monday in the heart of the Maskwacis Cree First Nations. Indigenous leaders reacted, saying that while this was a special moment, it was also just the beginning of reconciliation.
  • The Native American Basketball Invitational is a wrap. In addition to numerous rezball games, the week of events also included a night of fun at a Nike store. ICT’s McKenzie Allen-Charmley has more.
  • Recently, a former Indigenous professional athlete visited Sesame Street. The children’s show has teamed up with HiHo Kids to bring in citizen Diné Ryneldi Becenti for a visit. Becenti is the first Native American to play in the Women’s National Basketball Association.

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Shirley Sneve, Ponca/Sicangu Lakota, is vice president of broadcasting for Indian Country Today. Follow her on Twitter @rosebudshirley She is based in Nebraska and Minnesota.

Aliyah Chavez, Kewa Pueblo, is the presenter of the ICT newscast. On Twitter: @aliyahjchavez.

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R. Vincent Moniz, Jr., NuÉta, is the lead producer of ICT newscast. Do you have a great story to share? Present it to [email protected].

McKenzie Allen-Charmley, Dena’ina Athabaskan, is a producer for the ICT newscast. On Twitter: @mallencharmley

Drea Yazzie, Diné, is a producer/editor for the television news ICT. On Twitter: @quindreayazzie Yazzie is based in Phoenix.

Maxwell Montour, Pottawatomi, is a newsletter editor for Indian Country Today. On Instagram: max.montour Montour is based in Phoenix.

Kaitlin Onawa Boysel, Cherokee, is a producer/reporter for Indian Country Today. On Instagram: @KaitlinBoysel Boysel is based in Springfield, Illinois.

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