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Young Native woman receives posthumous hero award

The late Raina Lynn Neeland was among five individuals selected to receive the 2021 Citizen Honors Award.

Neeland rescued three young cousins in August after they were swept over the Clearwater Dam at Clearwater Lake in northern Minnesota. Neeland drowned from turbulent river water below the dam. She was 18.

The awards were announced March 25, on National Medal of Honor Day.

Read more about Neeland and her heroic act.


A new era for Indian Country Today

Indian Country Today has a new owner.

The National Congress of American Indians transferred ownership interests in Indian Country Today, LLC to IndiJ Public Media on March 26, 2021.

Indian Country Today operated as an independent limited liability company owned by NCAI and will now operate as an independent company owned by IndiJ Public Media, an Arizona nonprofit corporation.

“This is a new day for ICT, which has a long history as a premier source of news for and about Indigenous communities, written and produced by Indigenous journalists,” said Karen Lincoln Michel, Ho Chunk, president and CEO of IndiJ Public Media.

To read more, click here.

COVID-19 vaccine testing turns to kids

Researchers in the U.S. and abroad are beginning to test younger and younger kids to make sure COVID-19 vaccines are safe and work for each age.

The first shots are going to adults who are most at risk from the coronavirus, but ending the pandemic will require vaccinating children too.

To read more, click here.

Zack Snyder's Justice League. Ray Fisher (Cyborg / Victor Stone), Ezra Miller (The Flash / Barry Allen), Ben Affleck (Batman / Bruce Wayne), Henry Cavill (Superman / Clark Kent), Gal Gadot (Diana Prince / Wonder Woman), Jason Momoa (Aquaman / Arthur Curry) (Courtesy HBO Max/Warner Media)

#NativeNerd: Does ‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’ deliver?

Indian Country Today's Vincent Schilling shares his thoughts on the blockbuster movie recently released on HBO Max.

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The Weekly: Special Deb Haaland Edition

Indian Country Today published a special newsletter edition of Deb Haaland's rise to Interior secretary. Click here to read it.

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