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Bryan Newland, of the Bay Mills Indian Community, is Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs in the Department of the Interior. It breaks down the bipartisan Infrastructure Act, which sets aside $13 billion specifically for tribes and hundreds of billions more in other programs.

This year’s winner from the Bush Foundation is Tashina Banks Rama, Oglala Lakota and Leech Lake Ojibwe. She uses her award to advance a Lakota worldview. As executive vice president of Red Cloud Indian School, she oversees a truth and healing initiative to address the generational damage caused by America’s residential school policies.

We are in the midst of primary elections across the country. Some results are already there. ICT policy correspondent Pauly Denetclaw has the details.

A Slice of Our Indigenous World

  • In Canada, Indigenous leaders hope the Pope will add more stops on his tour of First Nations communities.
  • The book “Mankiller Poems” comes out today.
  • A Canadian cartoon series titled “Lil Glooscap and the Legends of Turtle Island” is recorded in Wolastoqey, English and French. Reporting by APTN’s Angel Moore.

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