Celebrate Pride Month – Indian Country Today


Hair Nirvana in Scottsdale, Arizona is managed by Vee. He has been a mainstay of the LGBTQ+ community for decades. Let’s find out what Pride month means to this Diné citizen.

“Esperança” believes in health equity for all. It is an international organization based in Phoenix, Arizona. Anna Ortiz is its Global Health & Development Director.

The prestigious James Beard Foundation Award for Best New Restaurant went to Owamni. Last summer, ICT’s Shirley Sneve dined at the restaurant in Minneapolis.

ICT Editor Mark Trahant met Dr. Don Warne at the Reservation Economic Summit in Las Vegas last month.

In Juneau, Alaska, Native people recently came together for a cultural event called Celebration.

A Slice of Our Indigenous World

  • In Minnesota, Owamni received the Best New Restaurant award from the James Beard Foundation earlier this week.
  • In Alaska, an election is underway to fill a vacant seat in Congress.
  • June marks the third anniversary of the Canadian government’s final report on the Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. The federal government held a press conference to mark the occasion. Reporting by APTN’s Fraser Needham.

  • The latest film, “Prey”, is the first-ever film with a full-length dub in the language of the Comanche nation.

Today’s Newscast was created with the work of:

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.

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

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 intern for the ICT newscast. On Instagram: @mgpewewardy. Pewewardy is based in Phoenix and enjoys playing video games.

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