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Niskíthe Prayer Camp in Nebraska

On Tuesday's ICT Newscast, we meet an Anishnaabe artist and the Niskíthe Prayer Camp in Nebraska hopes to save sacred land. Plus, the latest from the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

Jaymie Campbell, Anishnaabe, is the artist behind White Otter Design Company. Her work has been featured in The New York Times and Travel Alberta Canada. Campbell is from Curve Lake First Nation.

Kevin Abourezk, Renee San Souci, and Erin Poor are co-founders of the Niskíthe Prayer Camp. It is based in Lincoln, Nebraska. For decades, the Fish Farm has been  home to a sweat lodge used for prayer ceremonies by the urban Native community. Now, developers want to turn the land into homes and apartments. The co-founders share the latest. 

The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues wrapped up in New York City last week. ICT's Carina Dominguez covered this 11-day event alongside reporters from Grist and High Country News. 

A slice of our Indigenous world

  • Cedric Cromwell, the former Mashpee Wampanoag chairman, is being convicted in a casino bribery case.
  • The University of Montana was one of many places that held events for MMIP awareness day last week. ICT’s Kolby KickingWoman reports. 

  • The commencement address at Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College will be given by North Dakota state Rep. Ruth Buffalo.

  • In Kansas, U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids worked a shift with shipping company UPS. 


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