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Books, running and a new team member

We have a special announcement from the American Indian Library Association. Running for a purpose and ICT's new team member

The American Indian Library Association presents its youth literature award every other year. Joining today's newscast are librarians Naomi Bishop and Anne Heidemann who share the best writings and illustrations by and about Native people.

Last year, Ku Stevens retracted his great-grandfather’s steps. His great-grandfather escaped from the Stewart Indian Boarding School in 1913, running 50 miles home to the Yerington Paiute tribal nation. He joins us to talk what the future holds for him. 

Mike Kellogg, Diné, is the new chief operating officer of IndiJ Public Media. We learn more about his background and what his goals are for our organization.

A slice of our Indigenous world

  • The landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling McGirt vs. Oklahoma will go back to court for reconsideration.

  • U.S. lawmakers are directing a new bill that will support Native veterans.

  • Last week, a Hi-ah Chid O’odham woman was found not guilty on federal misdemeanor charges.

  • The Seattle Kraken is using its platform to elevate Native voices. 

ICT NEWSCAST WITH ALIYAH CHAVEZ LOGO

Today's newscast was created with help from:

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

R. Vincent Moniz, Jr., NuÉta, is a producer at Indian Country Today. Have a great story you've just got to share? Pitch it to vmoniz@indiancountrytoday.com. Moniz is based in a bunker in Bismarck.

Mary Grace Pewewardy, Hopi/Comanche/Kiowa, is an intern at Indian Country Today. On Instagram: @mgpewewardy. Pewewardy is based in Phoenix, and enjoys playing video games. 

Maxwell Montour, Pottawatomi, is a newscast editor for Indian Country Today. On Instagram: max.montour Montour is based in Phoenix.

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