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Walker River Paiute heads to Super Bowl

Updated: On today's ICT newscast, we speak with the Native American Journalists Association president. Plus, a Native athletes plays in the Super Bowl, and new inductees in the North American Indigenous Athletics Hall of Fame

Francine Compton is a citizen of the Sandy Bay Ojibway First Nation and the Native American Journalists Association president. She joins us to talk about the latest updates from the organization.

Austin Corbett, Walker River Paiute, is a NFL football player for the Los Angles Rams. He is heading into Super Bowl LVI. Chairman Amber Torres from the Walker River Paiute Tribe celebrates Corbett’s success. 

North American Indigenous Athletics Hall of Fame Executive Director Dan Ninham joins us to talk about the new honorary class from Canada and the U.S. 

A slice of our Indigenous world 

  • Tribal nations are getting more funding for broadband.

  • In North Carolina, Indigenous communities are receiving $10 million in state funds for pandemic relief.

  • Apache Junction in Arizona has a new police chief.

  • An Indigenous community in Mexico is defending its forest from gangs and illegal logging.

  • Three Indigenous women are hitting the ice at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. 

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 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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