Brendan Strong: “I run to feel alive”


Journalist and filmmaker Stewart Huntington tells more about the Remembering The Children memorial. The monument received a $2 million grant in Rapid City, South Dakota. He will go to the hillside to honor the Native children who died at the Rapid City Indian School.

Brendan Strong, an Ojibwe citizen of Red Lake, is a distance runner. He has run over 91 miles in three half marathons and two full marathons. He joins the ICT newscast to talk about his fitness journey and his recent run in Paris.

Holly Wilson, Deleware & Cherokee, uses art as a medium to tell stories. She has exhibited and sold her art since the early 1990s. Wilson is currently completing a residency at Momentary in Bentonville, Arkansas.

A Slice of Our Indigenous World

  • The United States Supreme Court will soon add a new judge to the bench.
  • California’s tribal nations are invited to share their longstanding traditions of fire containment.
  • In Arizona, a Native Hawaiian family is happy to bless the canoes again, marking the start of the canoe racing season.
  • Indigenous street artist adds his work to Australia’s capital.
  • An indigenous drumming group releases a new album in an effort to save their language.

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

R. Vincent Moniz, Jr., NuÉta, is a producer of the television news ICT. Do you have a great story to share? Submit it to [email protected] Moniz is based in a bunker in Bismarck.

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

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.

Mary Grace Pewewardy, Hopi/Comanche/Kiowa, is an Indian Country Today intern. On Instagram: @mgpewewardy. Pewewardy is based in Phoenix and enjoys playing video games.

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