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NASA Astronaut Nicole Mann becomes familiar with the spacecraft and its displays during a training at SpaceX in Hawthorne, California. (Photo courtesy of NASA)

First Native woman in space

Astronaut Nicole Aunapu Mann will be traveling to the International Space Station and, if chosen, is on route to potentially being the first woman on the moon

The book, released by The University of Arizona Press in 2021, offers a mixture of compositions by esteemed and developing Navajo writers.

Navajo anthology receives national award

Before Columbus Foundation named "The Diné Reader: An Anthology of Navajo Literature" a recipient of its American Book Award.

The Wounded Knee Memorial and cemetery, shown here in a 2018 file photo, marks the site where more than 250 Lakota men, women and children were massacred by U.S. soldiers in 1890 in South Dakota. The memorial land was already owned by the Oglala Sioux Tribe, but the tribal council voted Sept. 7, 2022, to join with the Cheyenne River Sioux to buy the remaining 40-acre parcel of the historic landmark from a non-Native owner. (Photo by Mary Annette Pember/Indian Country Today)

Wounded Knee land comes home at last

Oglala Sioux, Cheyenne River Sioux buy 40 acres at massacre site to preserve as sacred without commercial development

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, Bureau of Indian Education Director Tony Dearman and SIPI President Dr. Tamarah Pfieffer at the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute 50th anniversary commemoration on Sept. 20, 2022. (Kalle Benallie, ICT)

ICT September 2022 reads

Catch up on the stories that made headlines in this last month

NASA astronaut Nicole Mann speaks to members of social media in the Kennedy Space Center’s Press Site auditorium on August 17, 2017. (Photo by Kim Shiflett, NASA)

Meet a Native woman astronaut

On the Thursday edition of the ICT Newscast, NASA astronaut Nicole Mann will make history this fall when she becomes the first Native woman in space. Tribes fight for food sovereignty, plus a wall that heals