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Storytelling for the generations

On the Monday edition of the ICT Newscast, we learn how the school to prison pipeline is affecting Native communities. An Indigenous musician talks about his life on the road with his kids, and a pioneer of contemporary Native journalism has died
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Following the stories of an incarcerated young man, “The School-Prison Trust” considers features of school–prison relations for young Native people to ask urgent questions about Indigenous sovereignty, conquest, survivance, and refusal. Jeremiah Chin, one of the authors places this in historic context.

Lakota and Cheyenne citizen Scotti Clifford is a rock ’n’ roll artist from the Badlands of South Dakota. His band, “Scotti Clifford and Spirits Cry,” includes his son, Welby June, and daughter, Wahpe Louella.

Tim Giago died at the age of 88. He founded the Lakota Times, which later became Indian Country Today, and now, ICT. Giago was a fearless champion for the Lakota people and for Native journalists. ICT’s Shirley Sneve interviewed him a year ago.

A slice of our Indigenous world

  • In Massachusetts, President Joe Biden announced his administration’s climate strategies. Calling climate change "a clear and present danger" to the nation, Biden says he will address the climate emergency in the coming weeks.

  • The Ottawa Aboriginal Coalition says it’s being left out of talks on a new hospital. The group says it has a complaint with where the $3 billion facility will be located. APTN’s Fraser Needham reports.

  • Another Indigenous athlete took home a medal from the World Championships. Crow Creek citizen Bekah Howe, is the first U.S. athlete to medal in the sport of pétanque. The outdoor game is played by two opposing teams trying to throw balls as close as possible to a small wooden sphere.

  • The Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial, one of New Mexico’s longest running historical events, is celebrating 100 years, Aug 4-14.


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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.

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Aliyah Chavez, Kewa Pueblo, is the anchor of the ICT newscast. On Twitter: @aliyahjchavez.

R. Vincent Moniz, Jr., NuÉta, is the senior producer of the ICT newscast. Have a great story to share? Pitch it to

McKenzie Allen-Charmley, Dena’ina Athabaskan, is a producer of the ICT newscast. On Twitter: @mallencharmley

Drea Yazzie, Diné, is a producer/editor for the ICT newscast. On Twitter: @quindreayazzie Yazzie is based in Phoenix.

Maxwell Montour, Pottawatomi, is a newscast editor for Indian Country Today. On Instagram: max.montour Montour is based in Phoenix.

Kaitlin Onawa Boysel, Cherokee, is a producer/reporter for Indian Country Today. On Instagram: @KaitlinBoysel Boysel is based in Springfield, Illinois.

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