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James Ramos, Serrano and Cahuilla, declares victory in his bid for reelection to the California State Assembly, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2022. He will return for a third term. Ramos is the first California Native American to be elected to this office. He will represent the newly redrawn District 45. It covers parts of southern California.  Ramos remains the only Indigenous person serving in the state's Assembly. (Patty Talahongva, ICT)

Indigenous leaders elected

On the Wednesday edition of the ICT Newscast, we continue our Native Vote coverage of the 2022 midterm elections from San Bernardino, California. From major federal, state and tribal elections, Holly Cook Macarro recaps the major races

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Chef Jessica Pamonicutt and her Ketapanen Kitchen catered an eveny on Sept. 28, 2022, at the University of Illinois Chicago featuring a variety of Indigenous foods with a modern twist, including blueberry and bison tamales, wild rice meatballs, carrot soup, medicine berry moose and watermelon. For dessert, she prepared pumpkin bread and pumpkin cake balls.  Pamonicutt is a citizen of the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin. (Photo by Amelia Schafer for ICT)

Menominee chef paves way for Indigenous cuisine in Chicago

Ketapanen Kitchen will be featured at the Field Museum during November

Ho-Chunk filmmaker Sky Hopinka is among two Indigenous winners of the 2022 MacArthur Fellowships, an $800,000 award known as a Genius Grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Hopinka is a filmmaker, video artist and photographer who creates new forms of cinema that center Indigenous perspectives. Botanist Robin Wall Kimmerer, Citizen Band Potawatomi, was also awarded a 2022 fellowship. She is author of the book, “Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants.”(Photo courtesy of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation)

MacArthur 'Genius Grants' awarded to Indigenous filmmaker, botanist

Sky Hopinka and Robin Wall Kimmerer are among 25 winners awarded $800,000 grants for 2022 *Correction

(Photo courtesy of LaForce)

How an Afro-Indigenous TikTok creator shares her culture

Native American Heritage Month is highlighting the impact of #NativeTikTok

Young Inuit teens battle aliens threatening their Arctic hometown in the new sci-fi thriller, "Slash/Back," co-authored and directed by Nyla Innuksuk. The film debuted Oct. 21, 2022. (Photo courtesy of Mixtape SB Productions)

Indigenous girls take on aliens in ‘Slash/Back’

New sci-fi thriller features unlikely heroines and an Indigenous cast

Creative Producer Jhane Myers, Comanche/Blackfeet, is shown behind the scenes of 20th Century Studio’s film, "Prey," released in 2022. (Photo by David Bukach, courtesy of 20th Century Studios)

‘I just wanted to make a good movie with a Native woman hero’

Jhane Myers talks with ICT about hitting the mark in ‘Prey’