Remembering the Pueblo Uprising – Indian Country Today


Mary Smith is on her first day in a new position. She is the president-elect of the American Bar Association, making her the first Native woman to hold the title.

In 1680, men from various Pueblo communities were preparing to run in various villages in present-day New Mexico – and in the Hopi mesas of present-day Arizona. Their race was to save the religions, cultures and languages ​​of the Pueblos. Jon Ghahate is a cultural educator at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in New Mexico. He joins us.

On Sunday, President Joe Biden said he was optimistic the Cut Inflation Act would come into effect. ICT editor Mark Trahant tells us what’s in it for Indigenous communities.

A Slice of Our Indigenous World

  • The US Senate narrowly approved a scaled-down version of President Biden’s Build Back Better bill. The Cut Inflation Act includes higher taxes on big business – and significant incentives to begin a transition away from fossil fuels.

  • In the Pacific Northwest, a new advisory council is being called a “historic improvement” toward better relations between Indigenous peoples and the city. Last week, Seattle City Council appointed its first Indigenous Advisory Council.

  • There are new developments in the incident of an SUV driving towards Indigenous families last week during an evening parade at the Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial. The alleged driver of the beige Tahoe that crossed the parade route has been identified as Jeff Irving.

  • Age-old knowledge of harvesting is being altered by climate change. The Baidaj harvest marks the new year for the people of O’odham and they are noticing an alarming trend – earlier ripening of the fruit of the saguaro cactus. ICT’s Carina Dominguez has the story.

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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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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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