‘Keep telling your story’ – Indian Country Today


An Indigenous film premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York this weekend. “Lakota Nation vs. United States” documents the dark history of the forced eviction of the Lakota from the Black Hills. Jesse Short Bull is one of the filmmakers. We can also see the trailer that was just released.

We have another interview from the Reservation Economic Summit. Jourdan Bennett-Begaye, editor-in-chief of ICT, met the creative Sierra Teller Ornelas.

Brent Cahwee is a regular contributor to the ICT Newscast. He and ICT Editor Mark Trahant sat down to chat and shine a light on some amazing Indigenous athletes.

A Canadian cartoon series called “Lil’ Glooscap and the Legend of Turtle Island” follows a young man who will one day become a great hero and warrior for his people. APTN’s Angel Moore tells the story.

  • Additional federal funds are being made available to support Indigenous language revitalization.
  • A Ross River Dena Council fashion and jewelry designer sends her work to the catwalk during New York Fashion Week.
  • In New Town, North Dakota, NuÉta Hidatsa Sahnish College opens its Four Sisters garden and greenhouse.

Find more details on these titles at the top of today’s show.

Today’s Newscast was created with the work of:

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

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.
R. Vincent Moniz, Jr., NuÉta, is the main producer of the ICT television news. Do you have a great story to share? Present it to [email protected].

Kaitlin Onawa Boysel, Cherokee, is a producer/correspondent for Indian Country Today. On Instagram: @KaitlinBoysel Boysel is based in South Carolina.

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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