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Ho-Chunk citizen and U.S. Representative Sharice Davids joins the ICT newscast to discuss key legislation in Washington, D.C. From the Violence Against Women Act to humanitarian aid in Ukraine, Davids shares more.

Kenneth “Tuffy” Helgeson, Assiniboine, is working to address language loss in his country. He started teaching his language when he was 18 and even helped create an Assiniboine language program.

Trent Shores, Choctaw, is an attorney at GableGotwals. He is also a former US Attorney. He breaks down the McGirt decision and cybersecurity.

A Slice of Our Indigenous World

  • The National Indian Education Association kicks off its annual “Hill Week” this week.
  • Gabriel Boric, 36, is the youngest president in Chile’s history and his first move to power was to honor indigenous peoples.

  • After a two-year delay caused by the pandemic, Indigenous musical production “Distant Thunder” will finally get its world premiere.

  • Navajo citizen Shawn Martinez provides fans with in-game entertainment at the Footprint Center, home of the NBA’s Phoenix Suns and WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury. Reporting by Patty Talahongva of ICT.

Tuesday’s Newscast was created with the help of:

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

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.

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