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Fashion and elections

On Wednesday's ICT Newscast, we break down which Native candidates won and lost in Tuesday's primary elections. Plus, an Indigenous fashion designer tells us about her craft
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Primary elections were held in seven states on Tuesday. A number of those states included large Native populations and Native candidates. ICT political correspondent Pauly Denetclaw joins us now to break it down.

Shelia Tucker, YellowQuill Anishinaabe, is a fashion designer based in Phoenix. Her work has been featured on runways in Arizona, Los Angeles, and even in Paris for fashion week. This upcoming July, her work is expected to be showcased on a billboard in Times Square. 

America is at a crossroads, and the political divide has never been more profound. ICT regular contributor Holly Cook Macarro, Red Lake Nation, is back to talk politics. 

A slice of our Indigenous world

  • In Arizona, funeral preparations are underway for Native police officer Adrian Lopez Sr., who was shot and killed during a traffic stop on White Mountain Apache lands.
  • In North Dakota, the state's Department of Environmental Quality held a public hearing on its regional air pollution or haze plan.
  • In Peru, thousands of Indigenous people are taking to the streets of the country's capital. They are demanding justice for the wrongful deaths of tribal citizens, and they want the government to support Indigenous land rights. ICT producer and correspondent Vincent Moniz has this special report.
  • Seaside towns in New England are now offering free beach passes to Native people.

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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.

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

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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.

Mary Grace Pewewardy, Hopi/Comanche/Kiowa, is an intern for the ICT newscast. On Instagram: @mgpewewardy. Pewewardy is based in Phoenix, and enjoys playing video games.

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