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Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair and Market goes virtual
About 300 Native artists from more than 75 tribal affiliations are taking part in the 63rd annual Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair and Market.
The virtual event, usually held in Phoenix, started Thursday and goes through Sunday. Some voting events are being held in person with face coverings and social distancing required.
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Forum participants calls for school Indians mascot to change
DANVILLE, Vt. (AP) — Participants in a Danville, Vermont, forum say it's time for the school Indians mascot to change.
The school board heard from more than 20 people who called for the mascot and nickname's removal during the virtual forum Wednesday night, the Caledonian Record reported. More than 100 people listened to the Zoom call.
"When I think about Danville I think about an inclusive and nurturing community and neighbors helping neighbors. But right now, we have a mascot that is hurting people and they're asking us to help and hear them," said Brittney Wilson, a 2004 graduate of Danville School and Gov. Phil Scott's deputy chief of staff.
The school board plans to hold another special meeting on the topic on March 23.
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President praises Indian Health Service, tribes in vaccine rollout
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Indigenous, over 20 and buff? Marvel wants you
The Walt Disney Company is looking to cast two Indigenous actors for an upcoming Marvel project.
The details have not yet been revealed, but representatives at two major casting companies have shared some description notes.
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ICT's newscast last day at Phoenix Indian School
Indian Country Today's newscast team is heading back to Arizona State University after weeks of recording in a temporary studio in the Phoenix Indian School.
Thank you, Phoenix Indian School Visitor Center!
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