Everyday Dakota Language – Indian Country Today


Revitalizing any language is a challenge, and Erin Griffin is ready to go. She is the recipient of a 2022 Bush Fellowship and is studying the Dakota language. She is completing a doctorate in the revitalization of Indigenous languages ​​and cultures.

Indigenous Women Rising is one of the only Indigenous abortion funds in the country. After Friday’s overturning of the landmark Roe vs. Wade decision, the organization is responding. Nicole Martin, the organization’s sex educator, explains what this means for Aboriginal people.

In northern California, the Redding Rancheria recently won a lawsuit against the local town of Redding. The tribe sued the town after abandoning a road leading to a casino the tribe was building. Redding Rancheria CEO Tracey Edwards gives us the details.

A Slice of Our Indigenous World

  • The United States Supreme Court has overturned a landmark decision that has been upheld for decades. The high court overturned Roe v Wade on Friday. This means that the constitutional right to abortion no longer exists.
  • Since 1973, abortions have been authorized during the first two trimesters of pregnancy. In the future, abortion rights will be determined by the state – unless Congress acts.
  • In Oklahoma, Tuesday’s primary election is set. ICT’s Pauly Denetclaw follows two Indigenous candidates running for Congress.
  • A chance encounter helps return sacred artifacts to an Indigenous nation. According to The New York Times, nearly 20 years ago, Yaqui citizen Andrea Carmen was invited to see a Swedish museum’s collection of the Americas. She spotted artifacts from her tribal nation. It took the museum 11 years to issue an official response – and eight more for the artifacts to be returned.
  • In New York State, Indigenous Peoples Day is officially recognized in Rochester. Its city council voted unanimously to permanently recognize the holiday. Ronalyn Pollack, chair of the Indigenous Peoples Day planning committee, said the monumental vote was long overdue. All municipal offices will be officially closed on October 10 of this year.

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]

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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