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Washington state lawmaker pushes MMIWP bills

We learn about two bills in the Washington state Legislature that aim to address the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous relatives. Plus, a former Oglala Lakota NFL player previews the Super Bowl and we recap this week's 'Global Indigenous' column

Washington State Rep. Debra Lekanoff, Tlingit and Aleut, is introducing legislation in the the state to address the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous relatives. She is currently the only Native person serving in the state Legislature. 

Super Bowl LVI is just around the corner. Former Oglala Lakota NFL Player Jim Warne previews the big game. He previously played for the Detroit Lions and the Cincinnati Bengals.

ICT recently launched a new column called “Global Indigenous." ICT’s senior editor Dianna Hunt oversees the content and shares news updates from Australia, Paraguay and Cameroon. 

A slice of our Indigenous world 

  • There is proposed legislation aimed at helping recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as SNAP.
  • Indigenous protesters in Sweden are calling out a potential mine that could ruin the way of life for Sami people.
  • An exciting night for hockey as three Indigenous players faced off against each other in Monday night’s Olympic games. 
  • Sergeant Leonard Curtis, Cherokee, recently turned 100 years old.

Tuesday's newscast was created with help from:

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.

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

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