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A 'historic' meeting in the Black Hills

Native leaders sat down with top officials from the Interior in December. We learn more details about the historic meeting. Plus, Albuquerque officials are working to understand more about a gravesite at a former Indian boarding school

A. Gay Kingman, Cheyenne River Sioux, is the executive director of the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Association. She tells us more about a historic meeting last month between Native leaders from 16 tribes in the Dakotas and Nebraska and top officials at the Interior Department. 

Shaun Griswold, Laguna Pueblo, is a reporter at Source New Mexico. He has been covering the investigations of Albuquerque Indian School, which was the second largest boarding school of its time, behind Carlisle Indian School. 

A slice of our Indigenous world 

  • In Canada, the Chief of a First Nation in northern Ontario is calling for a state of emergency.
  • After a win in federal court, the Mashpee Wampanoag are not wasting any time to break ground on a new casino resort.

  • A 26-year-old man from Arizona will spend eight years in prison for sexually assaulting a woman at a tribal casino.

  •  The United States Postal Service is honoring a Black and Ojibwe sculptor with a featured stamp set to be released later this month.

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