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2022: Hoop Dance World Championships

On Wednesday's ICT Newscast, the American Indian Development Corporation CEO shares his efforts and the Interior Department is proposing revision on key processes affecting Native communities. Plus, we have all of the sights and sounds from the 2022 Hoop Dance World Championships

The American Indian Community Development Corporation provides key services to Native people living in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Leading the effort is Mike Goze, Ho-Chunk, who outlines the corporation's latest initiatives. 

On Tuesday, the Interior announced a series of proposed revisions to land acquisitions and gaming. What exactly will this mean? ICT regular contributor Holly Cook Macarro, Red Lake Band of Ojibwe, explains. 

The Heard Museum hosted its 32nd annual World Championship Hoop Dance contest over the weekend. ICT's Max Montour and Shirley Sneve report from Phoenix.

A slice of our Indigenous world 

  • President Biden's budget proposal includes increases in funding for Indian Health programs
  • A new report by the Oklahoma Tribal Finance Consortium says tribal nations have had a $15.6 billion impact on Oklahoma's economy. 
  • Arizona Rep. Raúl Grijalva will hold a markup session on April 6 for his legislation called the RESPECT Act. 
  • With this weekend's Oscars, many are remembering the iconic moment Sacheen Littlefeather declined an Oscar on behalf of Marlon Brando. 

You can find more details on these stories at the top of today's show. 


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.