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Churches around the world are exploring their past relationships with Indigenous peoples – in fact, the Pope is due to visit various First Nations in Canada next week. The Episcopal Church is no different. Paul Sneve tells us about the actions undertaken by the church towards truth and reconciliation.

A new educational program is being rolled out to schools across Hawaii. It is designed by Maile Naehu. It aims to give young Native Hawaiians a sense of identity and groundedness in their culture.

Representatives of Indigenous organizations gathered in Washington, DC for legislative meetings. Joining us from the nation’s capital is regular ICT contributor Holly Cook Macarro. She is a partner at Spirit Rock Consulting.

A Slice of Our Indigenous World

  • The tribal leaders have just come out of a meeting with high-level government officials. On Monday, the White House Council on Native American Affairs held a virtual engagement session.

  • In Canada, the largest aboriginal women’s organization has a new leader. Carol McBride has been elected President of the Native Women’s Association of Canada.

  • A new book keeps kids connected to their Indigenous culture.

  • “Who Am I? Malichi’s Journey” is the second in a series of books commissioned by the Pascua Yaqui Tribe.

  • Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa citizen Sanoah LaRocque is set to compete in the Miss USA pageant. Earlier this year, LaRocque, who is a financial analyst and Harvard University alum, won the title of Miss North Dakota. The Miss USA winner will then compete for the Miss Universe pageant.

Today’s Newscast was created with the work of:

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.

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

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McKenzie Allen-Charmley, Dena’ina Athabaskan, is a producer for the ICT newscast. On Twitter: @mallencharmley

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.

Kaitlin Onawa Boysel, Cherokee, is a producer/reporter for Indian Country Today. On Instagram: @KaitlinBoysel Boysel is based in Springfield, Illinois.

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