“The Dakota Access Pipeline operates without a permit”


This week, NDN Collective released a new climate justice report titled “Faulty Infrastructure and the Impacts of the Dakota Access Pipeline.” The organization’s founder, Nick Tilsen, Oglala Lakota, outlines the report’s findings and calls on the Biden administration to shut down the pipeline.

Cora McGuire-Cyrette, Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek, is the Executive Director of the Ontario Native Women’s Association. It is the largest aboriginal women’s organization in Canada. McGuire-Cyrette shares the challenges and successes facing Canadian Indigenous women.

When U.S. Representative Don Young of Alaska died last week, he became the longest serving Republican in congressional history. Regular ICT contributor John Tahsuda, Kiowa, breaks down his life and legacy of contributions to Indigenous communities. Tahsuda is a partner in Navigators Global, a company that provides political services to multiple industries, including tribes.

  • The National Congress of American Indians held a virtual town hall on Tuesday on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act.
  • Community leaders, lawmakers and citizens of Jemez Pueblo celebrated the grand opening of its future Walatowa Early Childhood Learning Center in New Mexico last week.

  • Filmmaker Jim Warne organized a film camp in South Dakota. Amor Montgomery reports and Stewart Huntington produces.

Wednesday’s Newscast was created with the help of:

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

Maxwell Montour, Pottawatomi, is editor of ICT newscast. On Instagram: max.montour Montour is based in Phoenix.

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

Mary Grace Pewewardy, Hopi/Comanche/Kiowa, is an Indian Country Today intern. On Twitter: @mgpewewardy. Pewewardy is based in Phoenix and enjoys playing video games.

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