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Blankets, shoes, banners and umbrellas were left strewn along the street and on the sidewalks as people fled Thursday evening in downtown Gallup, New Mexico. Several people were in the large SUV that drove through the annual night parade during the centennial anniversary of the Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial, causing multiple injuries along a parade route crowded with mostly Navajo families. Two Gallup police officers were also injured.

The chaotic scene was captured across social media including the arrest of the alleged driver.

The Gallup Independent reported Friday morning that the alleged driver of the beige Tahoe that drove through the parade route has been identified as Jeff Irving, 33, of Gallup. READ MOREPauly Denetclaw, ICT

INDIGENOUS A&E: Americana art, new blues and a new grant

The latest: A century-old Native Congress reunites in art, blues from an Ojibwe singer, and a scholarship from a revered artist's estate

ART: Installation recreates historic 1898 tribal meeting

A bold exhibition at The Broad Museum in Los Angeles spotlights 20 artists as they explore the symbol of the American flag.

The exhibition, “This is not America’s Flag,” is titled after artist Alfredo Jaar’s 1987 work, “A Logo for America, This is Not America’s Flag,” which examined what the flag means to national identity and artists as citizens. READ MORESandra Hale Schulman, Special to ICT


It’s a fair question: Is the climate package pending in the Senate the best we can do? Republicans hate it. Environmentalists are split. And the logic is, well, let’s just say inconsistent.

If you need evidence about that logic there are two examples.

The first one is simple. When asked on MSNBC about the bill, Sen. Joe Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat, said it’s all about decarbonization. READ MOREMark Trahant, ICT

A Christian missionary whose message condemns Lakota spirituality and religion recently hit a sort of reverse sweet spot of outrage among citizens on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. 

In an unusual decision, the Oglala Lakota Nation tribal council voted in July to exclude Matt Monfore, a non-Native from the Jesus is King Mission, from Pine Ridge lands, saying he was spreading hate by distributing pamphlets on tribal lands.

“This week the Jesus is King Missionary was found distributing material that literally demonizes the Lakota culture and faith,” according to a letter released by the office of Tribal President Kevin Killer on July 22. READ MOREMary Annette Pember, ICT

Navajo Nation officials declared a state of emergency Thursday due to increased flooding from recent monsoon rains.

The declaration by the tribe's Commission on Emergency Management will allow local chapters to access additional resources to help mitigate the impacts of heavy rainfall.

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said the tribe's emergency response personnel have been out in the communities every day helping people recover from recent flooding.

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"Yes there are many challenges and not enough personnel to get to every site immediately, but they are making progress," Nez said. "The Navajo Division of Transportation also continues to work on repairs to roads that were damaged.

"We recommend all Navajo households, communities and organizations be prepared as we continue to see scattered thunderstorms throughout the Navajo Nation this week," Nez added. "As we move forward into the fall and winter seasons, we need everyone to be proactive and plan ahead for more severe weather."

Nez said tribal health workers have been going to various communities providing support and assistance for elderly residents and those with health conditions.

A flood watch remains in effect throughout this week. – Associated Press

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At last, the critically acclaimed documentary about WILMA MANKILLER is available to stream. It’s directed by Valerie Red-Horse Mohl. Producer Gale Anne Hurd is known for adventure films like “The Terminator,” “The Abyss,” “Aliens” and “The Walking Dead.”

The second season of Reservation Dogs is here. ICT’s editor Jourdan Bennett-Begaye asked breakout star Paulina Alexis how the year went for her following the show's release.

Cheyenne and Arapaho Television celebrates its 10-year anniversary this summer. It’s Oklahoma’s only Tribally-owned and operated TV station. Senior content producer Darren Brown describes the work.

Growing up with an actor father and casting director mother, Amber Midthunder began her own on-screen career early in life. She’s the star of the upcoming Predator prequel called “PREY.” It is the first film to be released in the Comanche language.

An Oklahoma court on Thursday reinstated the conviction and sentence of a Tulsa man whose case led to a U.S. Supreme Court decision on criminal jurisdiction in Indian Country.

The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals reinstated the child-abuse conviction and 35-year-prison sentence of Victor Castro-Huerta, 37. The court had vacated his conviction and sentence after a U.S. Supreme Court 2020 decision that the state lacked criminal jurisdiction in Indian Country in cases involving tribal citizens.

Castro-Huerta is not a Native American, but his victim was.

In a separate decision earlier this year, the nation's high court ruled the state can prosecute non-Native Americans for crimes committed against tribal citizens on tribal land. Oklahoma Attorney General John O'Connor had asked the Oklahoma appeals court to reinstate its judgment and sentence so that Castro-Huerta was not released from prison.

Castro-Huerta's attorney did not immediately return a Thursday message seeking comment. – Associated Press


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