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'The Dakota Access Pipeline is operating without a permit'

On Wednesday's ICT Newscast, the founder of NDN Collective shares a damning new report it released on the Dakota Access Pipeline. Plus, we break down the life and legacy of Rep. Don Young and we continue our celebration of Women's History Month

This week, NDN Collective released a new climate justice report called "Faulty Infrastructure and the Impacts of the Dakota Access Pipeline.” The organization's founder Nick Tilsen, Oglala Lakota, outlines the report's findings and calls on the Biden administration to shut down the pipeline. 

Cora McGuire-Cyrette, Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek, is the executive director of the Ontario Native Women's Association. It is the largest Indigenous women's organization in Canada. McGuire-Cyrette shares the challenges and success Indigenous Canadian women face. 

When U.S. Rep. Don Young of Alaska died last week, he became the longest serving Republican in the history of Congress. ICT regular contributor John Tahsuda, Kiowa, breaks down his life and legacy of contributions to Native communities. Tahsuda is a partner at Navigators Global, a company that provides political services to several industries including tribes.

  • The National Congress of American Indians hosted a virtual town hall on Tuesday on the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act.
  • Community leaders, lawmakers, and citizens of Jemez Pueblo celebrated the ground breaking of its soon-to-be Walatowa Early Childhood Learning Center last week in New Mexico. 

  • Filmmaker Jim Warne put on a film camp in South Dakota. Amor Montgomery reports and Stewart Huntington produced.


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.

Drea Yazzie, Diné, is a producer/editor for the ICT newscast. On Twitter: @quindreayazzie Yazzie 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.