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'The Rez Detective' & redistricting

The creators of the graphic novel "The Rez Detective" are explaining their journey. Plus, we're breaking down the process of redistricting and how it'll likely impact the Native vote

Tvli Jacob and Steve Paul Judd are part of the team who created “The Rez Detective," a new all-ages graphic novel. Watch as they talk about the challenges and determination it took to write this book. 

Redistricting is a process that happens every 10 years following the collection of the U.S. Census. In states all around the country, lawmakers are redrawing the maps of the districts that people vote in. Joining us is ICT reporter Carina Dominguez who worked with a team of journalists to learn more about how redistricting is impacting the Native vote. 

A slice of our Indigenous world 

  • In Montana, there is a push to protect Native voting rights.
  • In South Dakota, money has not been budgeted to hire a specialist to work at addressing the missing and murdered Indigenous peoples crisis.
  • A team of researchers has been awarded a major grant to help support tribal nations who are working to adapt to climate change. 
  • In exactly one month, Quincy Natay will learn if he’s named the 2022 National Superintendent of the Year.
  • An app for emojis made especially for Chickasaw people is now available.  

Tuesday's newscast was created with help from:

Aliyah Chavez, Kewa Pueblo, is the anchor of the ICT newscast On Twitter: @aliyahchavez

Patty Talahongva, Hopi, is executive producer of the ICT newscast. Follow her on Twitter: @WiteSpider.

R. Vincent Moniz, Jr., NuÉta, is a producer for the ICT newscast. Have a great story you've just got to share? Pitch it to Moniz is based in a bunker in Bismarck.

Maxwell Montour, Pottawatomi, is a newscast editor for the ICT newscast. 

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