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Fishermen move their wooden boat between the Mekong and Tonle Sap rivers in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022. A ban on fishing in Tonle Sap has caused an outcry because legal fisherman are being caught up in the enforcement efforts. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

Around the world: Villagers protest an iron mine in Indonesia, a First Nations horseman known only as Jimmy is honored centuries later in Australia, a crackdown on illegal fishing is also netting legal fishermen, and a special program helps Indigenous students break into the film industry.

INDONESIA: Sumatra villagers protest iron mine

An iron mine accused of operating with incomplete permits and dumping waste into a river is facing renewed opposition from local villagers on Indonesia’s Sumatra Island, reported on Aug. 25. READ MOREDeusdedit Ruhangariyo, Special to ICT


SEATTLE — Chinook Indian Nation citizens rallied Monday on the steps of a federal building in Seattle to raise awareness for their long fight to get federal recognition.

Chairman Tony Johnson, whose traditional name is Naschio, told KNKX Public Radio that his great-great-grandfather and other leaders first hired lawyers to sue for their lands back in the 1890s.

Federal recognition would mean access to federal dollars for healthcare and housing for this group of tribes, which are based in Southwestern Washington, particularly Pacific County. The rally was the start of a campaign by Chinook leadership, they said, to pressure U.S. Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, both Washington state Democrats, to use their influence in Congress to get the Chinook recognized. READ MOREKNKX/Associated Press

Producers for the hit movie “Prey” went the extra mile to bring authentic Comanche culture to the film, set in 1719.

In addition to the language, clothing, and weapons, they wanted to draw on 1700s Comanche ledger and rock art for the closing credits.

That’s where Arapaho artist Brent Learned of Oklahoma stepped in. READ MORESandra Hale Schulman, Special to ICT

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Providence’s mayor proposed spending $10 million in federal coronavirus pandemic aid on financial literacy and homeownership, workforce training, small business development and other programs recently recommended by the city’s reparations commission.

Mayor Jorge Elorza’s spending plan, released Thursday, also calls for using $250,000 in federal money to launch a legal defense fund for residents facing eviction, $400,000 dedicated to directly support Black and Native residents displaced and negatively impacted by urban renewal and $500,000 to expand the guaranteed income program for low income residents that launched last summer, among other initiatives. READ MOREAssociated Press

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Native nations have marked the passing of time in a variety of ways. For the Hopi people, the seasons are tied to the agricultural cycle, as well as the religious cycle. The Natwani Coalition is a non-profit organization located on the Hopi tribal lands in northern Arizona. Kyle Nutumya is the program manager for the organization.

Season two of “Reservation Dogs” is out. It includes a handful of Indigenous guest stars, and one of them is making headlines for her fierce acting in Hulu’s number one movie premiere called “Prey.” Amber Midthunder is back to break down her latest project.

The Santa Fe Indian Market features the best Indigenous contemporary and traditional artists throughout the country. It also features so much more. Scores of Native-led organizations hold workshops, concerts and other events. Holly Cook Macarro was on location with a panel called “Indigenous Futures.” READ MORE – ICT

PHOENIX — The Native American Journalists Association announced a new name among several other notable announcements at its National Native Media Conference in late August.

Typically, Indigenous journalists from across the continent gather annually but this year was the first in-person conference since 2019, before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the pinnacles of the event is the awards banquet.

NAJA unveiled a new logo and name, Indigenous Journalists Association, announced the election of three new board members, detailed concerns with coverage in the New York Times – and the company’s reluctance to appropriately respond – and named the location for next year’s conference. READ MORECarina Dominguez, ICT

The audience applauded while watching Apache Crown Dancers take the stage at the National Native Media Conference at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Phoenix, Arizona on Aug. 27, 2022. (Photo by Carina Dominguez, ICT)


ICT August 2022 reads: Catch up on the stories that made headlines in this past month.

Tribal land a major spot for crossings: Containers are no hindrance for migrants on Arizona border near Cocopah Indian land.

Hopi teens make skateboarding park happen: 'I hope this will inspire other youth groups to try and do something like this to make the Hopi community a better place for the future generations of our people.'

Pascua Yaqui & state of Arizona agree on roles in foster children cases ahead of Supreme Court decision

Palm Springs Desert Sun: Cadiz offers free water to Salton Sea and Torres Martinez tribe, but opponents are skeptical

Indigenous farmers reclaim time-honored techniques
Reservations are now open at one of Berkeley’s most anticipated Ohlone restaurants

Netflix signs partnership with International Sámi Film Institute (exclusive)

Founded at UNC, Alpha Pi Omega — the country's oldest Indigenous sorority — turns 28

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