ICT and FNX - First Nations Experience are partnering to bring you a three-hour live newscast from an Indigenous perspective of the 2022 midterm elections.
The newscast will feature interviews with Indigenous candidates running for public office, updates from ICT correspondents, lively conversation with political pundits and watch parties.
What: Live midterm coverage covering Indigenous candidates and issues
When: Nov. 8, 2022
Time: 7-10 p.m. PST
Where to watch: On the ICT and FNX Facebook or YouTube channels
The newscast will be broadcast from San Bernardino, California. It will start at 7 p.m. PST and conclude at 10 p.m. PST.
The 2022 midterms are set to have wide repercussions for Indigenous nations and people.
On a federal level, all six voting Indigenous members of the U.S. Congress are running to be reelected, running for a new seat or finishing their term.
There are a few other Indigenous candidates who could be elected to the U.S. Congress for the first time.
The 2022 midterm elections include the possibility of having the first Native candidate serve in the U.S. Senate since 2005.
Current Indigenous members of Congress
Rep. Tom Cole, Chickasaw — running for a new term
Rep. Sharice Davids, Ho-Chunk — running for a new term
Rep. Yvette Herrell, Cherokee — running for a new term
Rep. Kai Kahele, Native Hawaiian — not running for reelection
Rep. Markwayne Mullin, Cherokee — running for a new seat in the U.S. Senate
Rep. Mary Peltola, Yup’ik — running for a new term
On a state level, ICT is tracking more than 100 candidates running for state office. Those candidates are running in states from coast-to-coast including Maine and Washington state to Hawai’i.
This special newscast will be co-anchored by Aliyah Chavez, anchor and managing editor of the ICT Newscast, and Mark Trahant, ICT editor-at-large. It is executive produced by Jennifer Canfield.
The organizations have partnered together to bring live election coverage since 2018.
FNX is the first and only national broadcast television network in the United States exclusively devoted to Native and world Indigenous content.
This election night show will include correspondents reporting live from watch parties and campaign headquarters. They will be based across 10 states.
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