Meeting with the Cherokee Nation delegate, Kim Teehee


In 2019, Kim Teehee was named the Cherokee Nation’s first delegate to the United States House of Representatives. She joins the newscast to say she hopes she will be seated this term.

One of the highlights of the Winter Olympics in Beijing was the women’s hockey match between Canada and the United States. Canadian journalist Miles Morrisseau talks about Indigenous representation in the games.

Ruth Buffalo became the first Native American female Democrat elected to the North Dakota state legislature in 2018. She helped pass an Education for All bill and continues to advocate for Indigenous peoples missing and murdered.

A Slice of Our Indigenous World

  • 10 inches of rain in three hours caused dangerous landslides in the Brazilian city of Petropolis. Cleanup efforts continue.
  • A California Native lawmaker is asking the University of California’s Hastings College of Law to change its name.
  • In Guatemala, a Mayan community is claiming title to their land.

  • The popular television network “Showtime” donates money to a New York tribal nation on which it is filming a show.

  • Popular show “Reservation Dogs” invites people to audition as extras for the award-winning TV series.

Tuesday’s Newscast was created with the help of:

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

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Maxwell Montour, Pottawatomi, is a newsletter editor for Indian Country Today. On Instagram: max.montour Montour is based in Phoenix.

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