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Brendan Strong: 'I run to feel alive'

On Monday's ICT Newscast, we are learning about a $2 million grant honoring Native children. Plus, a runner is explaining his fitness journey and an Indigenous artist is sharing her art through storytelling

Journalist and filmmaker Stewart Huntington shares more on the Remembering The Children memorial. The monument has received a $2 million grant in Rapid City, South Dakota. It will go on a hillside to honor Native children who died at the Rapid City Indian School. 

Red Lake Ojibwe citizen Brendan Strong is a long-distance runner. He has run over 91 miles in three half marathons and two full marathons. He joins the ICT newscast to talk about his fitness journey and recent race in Paris.

Holly Wilson, Deleware & Cherokee, uses art as a way to tell stories. She has been exhibiting and selling her art since the early 1990s. Wilson is currently completing a residency at the Momentary in Bentonville, Arkansas. 

A slice of our Indigenous world 

  • The U.S. Supreme Court will soon add a new justice to the bench.
  • Tribal nations in California are being asked to share their long standing traditions of fire containment.
  • In Arizona, a Native Hawaiian family is happy to once again bless the canoes, which signals the start of the canoe racing season. 
  • An Indigenous street artist is adding their work to Australia’s capital city.
  • A Native drum group is releasing a new album all in an effort to save their language.  

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Mary Grace Pewewardy, Hopi/Comanche/Kiowa, is an intern at Indian Country Today. On Instagram: @mgpewewardy. Pewewardy is based in Phoenix, and enjoys playing video games.

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