COVID-19 deaths top 10,000 for Indigenous people


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday that the total number of American Indian and Alaska Native deaths has passed 10,000. Epidemiologist Dean Seneca joins the ICT Newscast to help us breaking COVID-19 efforts in Indian country.

North Carolina State Rep. Charles Graham is running for Congress. After 12 years as a state legislator, he explains why he’s the right person to bring his policy platforms to Washington.

Additionally, regular ICT contributor Holly Cook Macarro shares information on the 10 Indigenous candidates running for Congress midterm in 2022.

  • Interior Secretary Deb Haaland is calling on Indigenous leaders to appoint representatives to her newly formed group called the Secretary’s Tribal Advisory Committee.
  • A delegation from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs traveled to the German Museum at Übersee to collect the remains of Hawaiian ancestors.
  • The South Dakota State Senate has passed a proposal to fund two new schools based on the Oceti Sakowin language and culture.

  • Prominent Indigenous lawyer LaDonna Harris will celebrate her 91st birthday on Thursday.

  • Navajo grandmother Ruby Hoskie was dancing at the Super Bowl LVI halftime show when her grandson started recording it. His Facebook video has been viewed over 100,000 times.

You can find more details on these stories at the top of today’s show!

Wednesday’s Newscast was created with the help of:

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

Maxwell Montour, Pottawatomi, is editor of ICT newscast. On Instagram: max.montour Montour is based in Phoenix.

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

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