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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.

Olympian Billy Mills honors 10 Native youth $10,000 grantees at Dreamstarters ceremony

On Tuesday night just outside of Washington DC, Olympic gold medalist Billy Mills honored 10 Native Youth Dreamstartters who demonstrated an ability to embrace the spirit of entrepreneurship. The 10 youth were the recipients of a 10,000 dollar dreamstarter grant to help them bring their dreams to reality. They also participated in a dreamstarter academy 4-day workshop. At the event, Billy Mills told why he wants to give back to Indian Country.

First Native actress starring in a Netflix series, Sivan Alyra Rose talks about ‘Chambers’

In an interview with Indian Country Today, San Carlos Apache actress Sival Alyra Rose told a lot about her role as Sasha Yazzie a Native high school student who receives a ‘questionable heart’ from a non-Native girl. In the interview, Rose said, “I'm Apache and I'm not scared of anybody. I'm Apache. That means something. That means a lot to me to be like I'm an Apache woman. That is the scorned, scorched earth of the desert. The last that you're gonna f**k with.” Chambers was released on Netflix April 26th.

Congratulations to Miss Indian World Cheyenne Kippenberger, Seminole Tribe of Florida

Cheyenne Kippenberger was one of the highlights of last weekend’s Gather of Nations. If you swing over to the Indian Country Today story, you will see some of our favorite posts on social media that we collected focusing on Stage 49, grand entry and more. Definitely check it out. And congrats Cheyenne.

The NFL Trademarks the Duluth Eskimos - but the Vikings say they aren’t changing the name

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So in an attempt to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the NFL, the Minnesota Vikings were potentially slotted to wear an old jersey emblazoned with ‘the Duluth Eskimos’ a professional team from 1923 to 1927. Erin Swartz, the Vikings brand and creative director, told the Duluth News Tribune the team was lobbying to wear a throwback jersey featuring the Eskimos for one of the team's games. "They're just so cool looking," Swartz said. "I will feel like I won the lottery if we get to play a game in those." Read the article by Mark Trahant in which he says, ‘Uh, no.”

Darryl LaCounte, Turtle Mountain, appointed as new director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs

It’s been just over a year since the Bureau of Indian Affairs appointed Darryl LaCounte, Turtle Mountain, as acting director since the departure of former director Bryan Rice, who left in 2018.

LaCounte was appointed by Assist Secretary Tara Sweeney who stated LaCounte has done a superior job over the past year as acting director.

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Also, check out my #NativeNerd column posted every Friday. Last week I reviewed Avengers Endgame. But this upcoming week, I am doing something different. My 52nd birthday May 6th is on a Monday, so I am ‘officially claiming May 6th as Positive Tweet day. Use the hashtag #May6PositiveTweetDay and join me that day in tweeting something positive, fun, uplifting or more. I’ll post this story in my Native Nerd column this upcoming Friday.

Again, Thanks for watching this week’s ICT video news report. I’m Vincent Schilling, associate editor of Indian Country Today. Follow me on Twitter at @VinceSchilling.

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