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Hoskin Jr: Oklahoma governor is 'anti-Indian'

An update from the principal chief of the Cherokee Nation, a conversation about grief and mourning. Plus, more on how the United States Postal Service impacts rural communities

Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr., discusses the recent update on the McGirt case and how the nation is working with Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt.

Dr. Arne Vainio tells us about the cycle of grief. Vainio has a newspaper column in the January issue of THE CIRCLE. which is a Minnesota-based tribal newspaper.

Savannah Maher is a Mashpee Wampanoag reporter for Marketplace. She has been following the steps of the United States Postal Service who lost $4.8 billon last year. She shares how cuts would impact rural communities. 

A slice of our Indigenous world 

  • The Kansas City Chiefs are one win away from going to the Superbowl and now that’s putting pressure on the team to ditch its problematic traditions.
  • In New Mexico, a tribal nation has agreed to lease more of its water to help with the Colorado River Basin.
  • In New York, a new art show is focusing on the Lenape.
  • A new language program aimed at adults is being launched by the Chickasaw Nation in Oklahoma.  

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

Kaitlin Onawa Boysel, Cherokee, is a producer/reporter for Indian Country Today. On Instagram: @KaitlinBoysel Boysel is based in Springfield, Illinois.

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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.

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