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Women helping women

On Tuesday's ICT newscast, we meet the chairwoman of the National Indigenous Women's Resource Center and we learn about a new venture for the Mad River Brewing Company. Plus, ICT and its parent company celebrate a milestone this week

Cherrah Giles, Muscogee and Cherokee, is the chairwoman of the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center. She is serving her second term and joins the ICT newscast to talk about her role helping women.

ICT reporter and producer Kalle Benallie, Diné, recently profiled the Mad River Brewing Company. The Native-owned brewery signed a deal to sell their drinks at the MLB's San Fransisco Giants games. We learn more. 

This week marks a one-year anniversary for ICT. One year ago, the National Congress of American Indian transferred ownership of ICT to IndiJ Public Media. Mark Trahant, Shoshone Bannock, breaks it all down for us. 

A slice of our Indigenous world  

  • Indigenous leaders and residential school survivors held a historic meeting with Pope Francis on Monday.

  • After days of hearings, there are no major changes to the way Herring fish are harvested in Sitka, Alaska.

  • Hereditary chiefs, land defenders, and A-list entertainers are helping First Nations citizens fight pipeline projects. 

  • In California, the Yurok Tribe and the Major League Baseball team, the San Francisco Giants, are partnering together to sell three craft beers. 


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. 

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

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