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Greetings and She:kon everyone, this is Vincent Schilling and I am the associate editor of Indian Country Today and your host for this week’s Video News Update. With this video update, Indian Country Today will bring you some of our top stories to hit the site.
Jordan Marie Daniel ran and prayed for 26 #MMIW names at 26.2 mile Boston Marathon
She painted a red hand on her face, and she painted big red letters on her legs spelling out MMIW in honor of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. And during her race last week, Jordan Marie Brings Three White Horses Daniel prayed at each of the 26 miles at the Boston Marathon, reciting the name of a different Native woman each time. She has received a lot of unexpected media attention and her story - in her own words is amazing check it out in the links below.
Two more states, Vermont and Maine are ditching Columbus Day for Indigenous Peoples Day
Two state governors, Gov. Phil Scott in Vermont, and Gov. Janet Mills in Maine are poised to sign two sets of approved state legislation into law, recognizing Indigenous Peoples Day as a replacement for Columbus Day on the second Monday each October. They are joining the movement as many states and major cities like Los Angeles and more are celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day on the second Monday in October.
‘Chambers’ Netflix series featuring Native actor Sivan Alyra Rose is a stellar heart-wrenching thriller
Lauded as the first Native American actress to star in a Netflix series, Freshman actress Sivan Alyra Rose takes the viewer through a roller coaster of nail-biting emotion in a flawlessly-acted 10-episode series, premiering April 26th. Make sure to check out an upcoming 10-episode series featuring Uma Thurman, Tony Goldwyn, and Native actors to include Marcus LaVoi, Griffin Powell-Arcan and others. Check it out April 26th.
Rep Sharice Davis reflects on her first 100 days in Congress
Read story here: Rep. Sharice Davids reflects on her first 100 days in Congress
Sharice Davids, Ho-Chunk, was one of the first Native American women elected to the House. She shares a bit of insight with Indian Country Today. In her first 100 days, Davids has demonstrated her position on the issues as an advocate for the Affordable Care Act, fair and legal voting practices, political accountability and small business success. Check out an interview I was honored to have by clicking the link below.
Chairman Jonodev Chaudhuri announces his departure from the National Indian Gaming Commission
The National Indian Gaming Commission today announced the resignation of Jonodev Osceola Chaudhuri as the Chairman of National Indian Gaming Commission, effective Wednesday, May 15, 2019. I was fortunate to meet with Chairman Chaudhuri in his Washington DC office where he made the announcement the day before he went public.
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Also, check out my #NativeNerd column posted every Friday. Although this week, I posted an extra special report, a Native Nerd movie review on the Avengers Endgame movie I was invited to review on Tuesday. Let me say, this movie was all the hype it was cranked up to be. I joined everyone in the audience screaming with surprise, yelling with shock, crying, laughing and more. I am going to see it again on Friday.
Again, Thanks for watching this week’s ICT video news report. I am Vincent Schilling, associate editor of Indian Country Today. Follow me on Twitter at @VinceSchilling.
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