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Dancing for healing

On Wednesday's ICT Newscast, we are learning about a powerful dream from a Bush Fellow. Plus, we meet a filmmaker who was honored at a prestigious film conference called INPUT and there's new leadership at the Friendship House in San Francisco
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Bradley Harrington, Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, has a powerful vision to pair technology with Anishinaabe culture to reinvigorate traditional knowledge. He’s received the esteemed Bush Fellowship to help fund his dream.

Leya Hale, Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota and Diné, was recently at the prestigious INPUT Conference in Barcelona, Spain. She was presenting her film "BRING HER HOME." This film tells the story of three Indigenous women fighting to vindicate and honor their missing and murdered relatives. It's the first time in a long time that a Native film has been selected for INPUT. 

Gabriel Pimentel, Chiricahua Apache, is the new leader at the Friendship House in San Francisco. He was previously the executive director of the Southern California Indian Center. The Friendship House started in 1963 and is one of the oldest urban Indian centers in the country.

A slice of our Indigenous world

  • In New York, the Seneca Nation is honoring victims of the mass shooting in Buffalo.
  • Washington state Supreme Court Justice Raquel Montoya-Lewis announced she is taking family medical leave.
  • On July 24, Pope Francis is expected to travel to Canada to meet with Indigenous residential school survivors. 
  • Football is a game of strength and agility. It is usually played during the fall months, but the game has become a year-round sport. ICT’s managing editor Dalton Walker reports.

  • Ashley Callingbull, Cree, will make history with her debut in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. 


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Shirley Sneve, Ponca/Sicangu Lakota, is vice president of broadcasting for Indian Country Today. Follow her on Twitter @rosebudshirley She’s based in Nebraska and Minnesota.

Mark Trahant, Shoshone-Bannock, is editor-at-large for Indian Country Today. Email: 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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Drea Yazzie, Diné, is a producer/editor for the ICT newscast. On Twitter: @quindreayazzie Yazzie is based in Phoenix.

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