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'Dark Winds' star breaks down new thriller

On Monday's ICT Newscast, a star from AMC's 'Dark Winds' joins us after Sunday's premiere. An update on medical education, and a new book looks at Native journalism
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Kiowa Gordon, Hualapai, stars in AMC's "Dark Winds." The new psychological thriller is based on Tony Hillerman books. It takes place on the Navajo reservation. Actor Zahn McClarnon plays Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn while Kiowa Gordon plays Jim Chee.

We bring you a bonus interview from the Reservation Economic Summit in Las Vegas. ICT editor at large Mark Trahant caught up with Dr. Don Warne. He is the associate dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the University of North Dakota's medical school. Warne also teaches and directs other programs for Natives in medicine.

Levi Rickert, Prairie Band Potawatomi, is the founder of Native News Online. He recently published a new book called “Visions for a Better Indian Country.” Rickert shares the major headlines in his book. 

 A slice of our Indigenous world

  • In Washington, the Federal Highway Administration is announcing $8.9 million dollars in funding for tribal nations.
  • In Massachusetts, a new leaked draft report says Harvard University is holding the remains of 7,000 Native people.
  • In Canada, the Nunavut Legislative Assembly is back in session, and by its political standards, this has been an intense beginning. APTN’s Kent Driscoll reports.
  • In Temecula, California, the cast and crew of "Rutherford Falls" celebrated the release of its next season.

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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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