A new film presents the Comanche language

Director Dan Trachenberg and producer Jhane Myers of the new movie “Prey” are the creative minds behind the movie story. The prequel “Predator” is the first film to be released in the Comanche language. We have them both for an exclusive interview with ICT.

ICT’s ‘Global Indigenous’ column is a weekly roundup of Indigenous news from around the world. Editor-in-Chief Dianna Hunt oversees the content, and she returns with this week’s roundup.

Last week, US Senator Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia, announced he would support the Cut Inflation Act of 2022, formerly called Build Back Better. It includes significant climate, health care and tax policy reforms. In a tightly divided House and Senate, Democrats see this as a big win. But is it? Holly Cook Macarro joins us in breaking this down. The Red Lake Ojibwe citizen is a partner of Spirit Rock Consulting.

A Slice of Our Indigenous World

  • Indigenous activists want President Biden to declare a climate emergency. The streets surrounding the Department of the Interior in Washington, DC were closed yesterday during a protest over climate change. Ikiya Collective is a frontline direct action group of Black, Indigenous, and Globally Queer, Queer, and Two-Spirit women organizing in Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico.
  • The Pope’s visit to Canada last week has sparked renewed interest in the church’s Indigenous artifact collections. One of the least-visited collections of artifacts in the Vatican Museums is quickly becoming the most contested. The Anima Mundi Ethnological Museum in the Vatican houses feathered headdresses, carved walrus tusks, masks and embroidered animal skins.
  • There are new developments in the lawsuits filed by Nicholas Sandmann. In 2019, the then 16-year-old Covington Catholic High School student was involved in an incident with Omaha citizen Nathan Phillips. Last week, a federal judge dismissed the lawsuits, saying news outlets could not be sued because of First Amendment rights.
  • She is described as a beloved aunt. Last week Reverend Marlene Whiterabbit Helgemo died at the age of 75. Citizen Ho-Chunk was the first Native woman to be ordained in the Lutheran Church. The state of Minnesota honored her by declaring July 26, 2022, a day named after her.
  • In North Carolina, a tribal nation is fighting to restore the name of a mountain peak. The mountain is currently called Clingmans Dome. It is located in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Eastern Cherokee say their people used the mountain as a refuge during the Trail of Tears.

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