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Reservation Economic Summit is 'second to none'

On Thursday's ICT Newscast, it is the final day of the 2022 Reservation Economic Summit in Las Vegas. A Nevada leader weighs in on boarding schools and we meet an award-winning education advocate. Plus, a politics update
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There are 27 tribal nations, bands and colonies in the state of Nevada. Stacey Montooth, Walker River Paiute Nation, works to ensure their voices are being heard in the state’s politics. Montooth is the executive director of the Nevada Indian Commission. She was appointed to the position by Gov. Steve Sisolak in 2019 and currently sits as part of his Cabinet.

A new class of Native American 40-under-40 award recipients were honored on Wednesday. One of those honorees is Carrie Whitlow. She is the executive director of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Department of Education. 

It’s time again for a politics update. Holly Cook Macarro, Red Lake Nation, is a partner at Spirit Rock Consulting and has been working with tribal nations for more than 20 years. She is a regular contributor to the ICT Newscast.

A slice of our Indigenous world:

  • We begin in Washington, where the potential next leader of the Indian Health Service addressed members of the U.S. Senate.
  • An Alaskan Native Arctic expert has been appointed to President Biden’s arctic research commission.
  • At RES 2022, a Diné artist is using his talents to blend these two together to bring awareness to climate change. ICT's Mark Trahant reports. 
  • In Brazil, an Indigenous artist is beginning to grow a customer base for dolls reflecting the culture and identity of her people.

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

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