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Stanford Law's first Native faculty member

We meet the new CEO of popular brand Eighth Generation and Stanford Law's first Native faculty member. Plus, a reflection on the Washington football team's new mascot

Seattle-based art and lifestyle brand Eighth Generation has a new CEO. Colleen Echohawk, Pawnee and Athabascan, tells us more about what her goals are in her new role leading the company.  

Up until last year, Stanford University’s law school had never had a Native faculty member. That is until Elizabeth Reese, Nambe Pueblo, was hired as an assistant professor of law. She tells us about her journey. 

The Washington NFL team has a new mascot: the Commanders. ICT regular contributor Holly Cook Macarro, Red Lake Band of Ojibwe, reflects on the efforts made by Indigenous activists to change the name. 

A slice of our Indigenous world 

  • The White House Council on Native American Affairs held an engagement session with tribal leaders on Monday. 
  • The remains of nearly 20 Wiyot ancestors have finally been returned home.

  • Activist Leonard Peltier tested positive for COVID in a federal prison.

  • Major UK Rugby club, the Exeter Chiefs, announced it will keep its nickname but will replace its logo. 

You can find more information on these stories at the top of the show. 


Wednesday's newscast was created with help from:

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

Maxwell Montour, Pottawatomi, is a newscast editor for the ICT newscast. On Instagram: max.montour Montour is based in Phoenix.

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