Rock Opera Rewrites California History


“Something Inside Is Broken” tells the true story of native people whose entire way of life was destroyed. It follows Johann Sutter who exploited and enslaved indigenous people to build an empire in the early history of the state of California. Jack Kohler, Hoopa, is the writer, composer and director of the game. He shares more.

ICT’s Quindrea Yazzie, Diné, recaps the Indian Eskimo World Olympics held last year in Fairbanks, Alaska.

ICT has partnered with Alaska Public Media to cover the complex issue of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. ICT Special Envoy Meghan Sullivan Koyukon Athabascan tells us a story of identity among Alaska Natives.

A Slice of Our Indigenous World

  • Congress voted to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act.

  • Biden administration officials heard directly from tribal leaders last week in another round of engagement sessions.

  • After the Russian invasion of Ukraine, it is painful for some to see how much it costs to fill up at the pump.

  • In Florida, indigenous Taino art from Puerto Rico is showcased in Miami.

Monday’s Newscast was created with the help of:

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] Moniz is based in a bunker in Bismarck.

Drea Yazzie, Diné, is a producer/editor for the television news ICT. On Twitter: @quindreayazzie Yazzie is based in Phoenix.

Indian Country Today is a nonprofit news organization. Will you support our work? All of our content is free. There is no subscription or fees. And we’ve hired more Indigenous journalists in the past year than any news agency — and with your help, we’ll continue to grow and create career paths for our people. Support Indian Country Today for as little as $10.

Previous In Indian country, people wear Kokum scarves for solidarity with Ukraine
Next Indian culture needs further strengthening, says governor