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On Wednesday's ICT Newscast, we're covering day three of the Reservation Economic Summit. We’re talking to a senior advisor from the White House, a Cabinet secretary and another Native 40-under-40 award recipient
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PaaWee Rivera, Pueblo of Pojoaque, is advocating for tribal nations at the White House. He is a senior advisor in the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs.

Isabella Guzman was nominated by President Joe Biden to be the administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration. She was sworn into the position in March. She represents more than 32.5 million small businesses in the U.S. 

Carly Griffith Hotvedt, Cherokee, is the associate director of the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative. She is one of this year's Native American 40-under-40 award recipients. 

A slice of our Indigenous world:

  • In Montana, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland is highlighting infrastructure investments for Indian Country.
  • In Australia, a police training program is aiming to recruit teenagers from the Indigenous community.
  • At the Reservation Economic Summit’s trade show, a new business called, The War Chief Collection, was created to combat the culture of alcohol and drug addiction.
  • The Indian boarding school system nearly wiped out the Seneca language but a new effort is underway to save and revitalize it.

Find more details on these headlines at the top of today's show.

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