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Native peoples’ favorite show has been renewed for a third season, reported Deadline.
The renewal announcement comes after the release of episode 9 in season 2 (a tear jerker). The finale of season 2 is Sept. 28.
“Reservation Dogs continues its remarkable run with critics, fans, and awards all recognizing the singular brilliance of the series created by Sterlin Harjo and Taika Waititi,” Nick Grad, FX president of original Programming said in a news release. “FX is proud to join with our partners at Hulu to order a third season featuring the amazing cast and all of the artists who deliver one of the most original, engaging, and funny shows on television.”
Harjo is grateful for the renewal.
“The love for season 2 has been outstanding,” Harjo said. “Thank you to FX for ordering season 3, excited to bring you more laughter and love from the Rez. Ahoooo!”
Season 3 will be available on Hulu exclusively in 2023.
ICT’s Mark Trahant and Karen Lincoln Michel won the Institute for Nonprofit News’s award for Service to Nonprofit News for their leadership in turning around ICT.
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In the 1950s and ‘60s, the “Native church” in Juneau was packed for holiday services. Seven days a week it housed civic and church-related gatherings.
The Memorial Presbyterian Church served a predominantly Tlingit congregation, true to its 1887 roots in a town that practiced segregation in restaurants and movie theaters into the mid-1940s.
Then, to “end segregation,” the Alaska Presbytery and the Presbyterian Board of National Missions closed the thriving Native church in 1962.
Maxine Reichert, Tlingit and Athabascan, recently told the Northern Light United Church congregation the closure meant the loss of the Juneau Indian Village’s support system, “the heart of the community,” just as it was undergoing even greater trauma. The Juneau Indian Village, and just across the bridge, the Douglas Indian Village were destroyed for 1960s-era urban renewal and development. READ MORE. — Joaqlin Estus, ICT
Osage News becomes the first tribally-owned newspaper to join The Trust Project. A huge step for an independent press.
Teresa Lamsam, an Osage News editorial board member and Osage Nation citizen, said she can only assume The Trust Project will give their loyal readership a sense of security about Osage News.
“This is going to continue to better serve our communities of readers,” she said. “By coming under The Trust Project and making it very clear to our readers about how they can trust us and why they should trust us and all the indicators and factors that is going into our website.”
Osage News has both a newspaper and an online news site. READ MORE. — Kalle Benallie, ICT
The Australian Football League says it is investigating “very serious allegations" made by Indigenous players who say they were racially abused by a head coach at Hawthorn in Melbourne.
A former Hawthorn player has told the Australian Broadcasting Corp. that he was told by the club’s then-coach to terminate his partner’s pregnancy. Three Indigenous families involved at Hawthorn during the same man's period as coach from 2005-21 have told the ABC they were allegedly bullied and told to choose between their football careers and their families.
Indigenous players on Australian rules teams have often complained of crowd abuse at stadiums, including several star players. But this is the first time that coaching staff at a team has faced serious racism allegations.
Hawthorn this year commissioned an external review into claims of racism at the club during that person's tenure as coach. The external review document was given to Hawthorn hierarchy and the AFL’s integrity unit two weeks ago. — Associated Press
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Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and Bureau of Indian Education Director Tony Dearman visited the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute on Tuesday to commemorate the school’s 50th anniversary.
The school opened in 1971. During its decades of operation, over 36,000 Indigenous students have attended SIPI and over 2,700 degrees have been awarded, representing 260 tribes.
The school offers a variety of post-secondary training programs from vision care technology to early childhood education to accounting.
“SIPI impacts Indian Country by educating Native Americans from across the United States who then can return to their communities and fulfill the education and workforce needs of their tribal nations,” Dearman, Cherokee, said. READ MORE. — Kalle Benallie, ICT
- Tribes announce new tourism initiative: It's one of the latest efforts to revitalize tourism nationwide after the early stage of the pandemic halted travel — and the spending that comes with it.
- Nevada looks to conservation as Colorado River dwindles: The Las Vegas Wash, the final step in a water recycling system, has been key in the state's water conservation.
- Tribal leaders cast doubt on Supreme Court ruling: A federal committee heard testimony against ruling that stripped overturned tribal law.
- Native community health champ aims for North Dakota Legislature: 'It's very exciting because we also open that path for other Native Americans who run in the future.'
- Expression and healing through beading: Cherokee Nation citizen Jae Anthony-Wilson talks being a Native creator.
- Seattle-based Native American artist creates collection for Kennedy Museum of Art.
- Tulsa keeps ticketing Native Americans. A federal appeal raises new questions.
- Justice Department Announces More Than $246 Million in Grants for Tribal Nations.
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