Indigenous Representation – Indian Country Today

Tashina Red Hawk was crowned Miss Indian World last weekend at the Gathering of Nations powwow in Albuquerque. The 18-year-old Sicangu Lakota woman competed with 23 competitors for the title which began in 1984.

This week marked National Awareness Day for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Emmilee Risling has been missing since October 2021 in California. His family and friends refuse to give up hope. Reports by Vincent Moniz of ICT.

A few weeks ago, ICT interviewed Fred DuBray about his bison herd and his Mycoplasma bovis infection. DuBray’s story has also been documented in the New York Times and that story included photographs of Dawn LeBeau.

St. Mary’s Catholic Boarding School has historical ties to TIC Marie Annette Pember. The school once operated on the Bad River Ojibwe Reservation in Wisconsin. His mother went to school there.

May the Fourth Be With You was spoken nationwide by “Star Wars” fans this week. It has special meaning for a Diné family who worked for years to translate the iconic film into the Navajo language. explains Manuelito Wheeler.

A California tribe is the first indigenous nation to own and operate a casino in Las Vegas. This effort is made with Indigenous values ​​at the forefront. Reports by Stewart Huntington.

The cheers went up when play officially began at 9 p.m. PT on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, during the grand reopening of the Palms Casino Resort.  The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians made history with the opening, becoming the first to own and operate a resort in Las Vegas.  (Photo by Stewart Huntington for Indian Country Today)

A Slice of Our Indigenous World

  • In Washington, the Departments of the Interior and Justice are taking steps to deal with missing and murdered Native people.
  • This week, the Indian Health Services Bureau of Urban Indian Health Programs awarded $8.3 million in grants.
  • After two weeks, the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations is still awaiting the investigation it has called for.

  • SaNoah Larocque, a citizen of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, won the title of Miss Dakota.

Find more details about these stories at the top of today’s show.

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

R. Vincent Moniz, Jr., NuÉta, is a producer of the television news ICT. 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 Indian Country Today intern. On Instagram: @mgpewewardy. Pewewardy is based in Phoenix and enjoys playing video games.

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