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Planning for our future

On Tuesday's ICT Newscast, a Michigan doctor continues the push for vaccinations, and we meet the winner of the RES 2022 business plan competition. And a few reflections from our week in Las Vegas
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Chase Comes At Night, Blackfeet, recently won RES 2022 business plan competition with his business Innovative Indigenous Greens. The goal is to improve the quality of life across Indigenous communities by promoting wellness through a horticultural approach. ICT's Shirley Sneve has this interview.

Indian Country Today Editor Jourdan Bennett-Begaye joins us today to give us her reflections on our week at RES 2022.

Dr. Frank Animikwam, Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, is the medical director for the tribe's health clinic. He has a new campaign to bring culturally appropriate information about COVID-19 vaccines to Indigenous communities. It is called "care for us, by us." The Inter-tribal council of Michigan leads the campaign. 

A slice of our Indigenous world 

  •  In Utah, Deb Haaland, Navajo Nation president Jonathan Nez and Utah governor Spencer Cox signed a tribal water settlement.
  • The Yurok Tribe partnered with the Redwood national park to release two California condors earlier this month. 
  • The Field Museum in Chicago opened a new permanent exhibition called "Native Truths: Our Voices, Our Stories." After over four years in the making, this interactive exhibit opens the door for Native people and their stories. Melina Chalkia reports.
  • The “American Masters” series is showcasing a legendary Hawaiian surfer and swimmer Duke Kahanamoku. 
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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: marktrahant@ictnews.org 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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