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Miss Indian World pageant 2022 winner

On Tuesday's ICT Newscast, we meet the new Miss Indian World. Plus, we're continuing our coverage of the United Nations, and the White House is honoring Indigenous teachers

Tashina Red Hawk is a Sicangu Lakota citizen and the new titleholder for the Miss Indian World pageant. The pageant began in 1984 as an off-shoot of the Gathering of Nations powwow. Red Hawk was crowned out of 23 contestants. She joins the newscast to give us the details of her big moment. 

We’re continuing our coverage of the U.N. Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. The world’s largest gathering of Indigenous leaders is happening in New York City. ICT’s Carina Dominguez is reporting from the forum. 

Jerad Koepp is the first Native American teacher of the year from Washington State. Last week, he visited the White House, where First Lady Jill Biden recognized him in her speech. He is a Native student program specialist at the North Thurston Public Schools, located on Nisqually tribal lands. 

A slice of our Indigenous world

  • We start in Washington where the White House has kicked off its Native women symposium.
  • In New Mexico, wildfire season has come early. And one blaze in particular is extremely close to tribal lands.
  • In Peru, 700 Indigenous people ran for the hills after being evicted from Peru's largest Chinese-owned copper mine.
  • The Navajo Nation has announced a key appointment.
  • The Navajo dub version of “Star Wars: A New Hope” is coming exclusively to a drive-in movie theater near Phoenix, Arizona on May 4. 

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