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Muscogee documentary looks at free press

We meet our newest hire on Monday's ICT newscast, a political correspondent based in Washington. Plus, a new untitled documentary about the Muscogee Nation and another ICT special report

Pauly Denetclaw is Diné and ICT's newest political correspondent based in Washington. She joins the newscast and gives us insight into Indigenous politicians. 

Rebecca Landsberry-Baker is a Muscogee Nation citizen and has been working on a new documentary since 2019. The documentary is about the Muscogee Nation and freedom of the press. 

ICT has partnered with nine other news organizations to bring you a unique new report. “At The Crossroads” shares stories on the state of the economy in Indian Country. Chris Aadland, a reporter for ICT and Underscore News, took a deep dive into the Paiute Nation, home of the largest known lithium deposit in the United States.  

A slice of our Indigenous world 

  • We begin in Colorado with a celebration of 50 years of legal work by the Native American Rights Fund.
  • In New Mexico, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is using the Diné language to help close unsolved cases.
  • Nearly 100 years ago, Albert Barnes traveled from Pennsylvania to New Mexico where he met pueblo and Navajo people. He was immediately impressed with the cultures and started collecting art.
  • That was the sound on Sunday as the NBA’s Phoenix Suns aired the game in Navajo. 

Mark Trahant, Shoshone-Bannock, is editor-at-large for Indian Country Today. On Twitter: @TrahantReports Trahant is based in Phoenix. The Indigenous Economics Project is funded with a major grant from the Bay and Paul Foundations.

R. Vincent Moniz, Jr., NuÉta, is a producer for the ICT newscast. Have a great story you've just got to share? Pitch it to Moniz is based in a bunker in Bismarck.

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.

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

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.

Patty Talahongva, Hopi, is executive producer of Indian Country Today. Follow her on Twitter: @WiteSpider.

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