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Colorado River most in danger

We meet a Seminole artist on Tuesday's ICT newscast. Her work is being displayed at Florida State University. Plus, the Jicarilla Apache Nation water administrator is breaking down a climate crisis. We also talk with the Osage News editor about new opportunities for Osage citizens.

Erica Deitz is a Seminole Tribe of Florida citizen and an accomplished artist. She is joining the newscast to talk about her acrylic painting that will be displayed in the new Florida State University student union. 

Daryl Vigil is a Jicarilla Apache Nation citizen and the water administrator for the tribal nation. He also serves on the board of trustees for the Colorado River Water Users Association. The Colorado River is at a dangerous water level, threatening 30 federally recognized tribal nations. He joins the newscast to break down this climate crisis.     

Shannon Shaw Duty is Osage, the editor of the Osage News. Her recent story, “Working together: tribal partnerships bring regional jobs,” breaks down how the Osage Nation is creating new opportunities for tribal citizens.  

A slice of our Indigenous world 

  • The Office of Hawaiian Affairs is announcing $14.9 million in grant solicitations to support Native Hawaiians.
  • A Native Hawaiian congressman is defending himself after coming under scrutiny last week.
  • The Decolonizing Wealth Project will be hosting its first-annual Indigenous Earth Summit.
  • Women are making history in Washington state.
  • That was the scene last week as Lauren Schad completed her last volleyball game.  

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.

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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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