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As we approach October, we can't forget what happened in September. The month was full of news.

September brought the first Alaska Native Congress member and a new permanent Indian Health Service director. But first, September's big news came from across the Medicine Line.

Catch up on the stories that made headlines this last month. Here is a list of our coverage. ICT

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"The Diné Reader," reflects disparate ideas on many levels; the work within its pages combines English with the Navajo language, new writers and established writers published in various formats.

"It is the first book of its kind to collect writing from a comprehensive range of Navajo authors," states the introduction of "The Diné Reader: An Anthology of Navajo Literature."

The introduction explains the evolution of Navajo literature from the earliest published book of poems by Navajo children in Tohatchi, New Mexico in 1937 to present writing that continues sharing the Navajo perspective.

It also notes that many of the compositions in the book mix English and the Navajo language. READ MORE. Noel Lyn Smith, ICT

Thursday night inside the University of New Mexico School of Law was a homecoming for Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, who was warmly received by an audience of hundreds.

But outside, families representing 17 missing or murdered Indigenous people were crying in the rain, asking when their loved ones, or justice, will come to their homes.

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Haaland, a 2006 graduate from the law school, arrived to give a lecture on civil rights as part of the U.S. Senator Dennis Chavez Endowed Symposium.

She spoke on environmental racism, climate change, why her Indigenous perspective is vital, and she shared the story about her grandmother forced onto a train near her home in Laguna Pueblo to a boarding school in Santa Fe. READ MORE. Source New Mexico

Around the world: Dene woman tapped as NWT chief justice, thousands protest against the monarchy in Australia, Māori fisheries rights are celebrated, youth learn about marine conservation and Guatemalans strongly reject a gold-mining project in a local referendum.

Coverage around the world on Indigenous issues. READ MORE. Deusdedit Ruhangariyo, Special to ICT

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On the Wednesday edition of the ICT Newscast, how is the Indian Health Service gearing up to protect Indian Country from monkeypox? Michael Naranjo has made his mark on the world of art despite not being able to see. Will a Continuing Resolution pass to avoid a government shutdown?

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Truth and Reconciliation was a phrase coined in Canada and has been adopted in the U.S. Truth and Reconciliation Week runs Sept. 26 through Sept. 30 and this year is the second Canada’s National Day For Truth and Reconciliation, observed on Sept. 30. READ MORE Carina Dominguez, ICT

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