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Robert Miguel: A new opportunity

On Thursday's ICT Newscast, we meet the new chair of the Arizona Indian Gaming Association. A Bush Fellow works towards historic preservation for the White Earth Ojibwe and an update on Native candidates running for office
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Ak-Chin Indian Community Chairman Robert Miguel is the new chair of the Arizona Indian Gaming Association. He talks about his new responsibilities leading the organizatoin. 

Jamie Aresenault is a Bush Fellow. She is the tribal historic preservation officer for the White Earth Band of the Minnesota Chippewa.

It was primary election day in four states on Tuesday. Voters from South Carolina, North Dakota, Nevada, and Maine headed to the polls. Here to give us an update on how Native candidates fared is Pauly Denetclaw. She is ICT’s political correspondent. 

A slice of our Indigenous world

  • On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo located near El Paso, Texas.

  • In Nevada, an Indigenous educator, Mercedes Krause, beat six others to win the Democratic party’s nomination.

  • In Oklahoma, the Cherokee Nation issued an executive order calling for removing the Oklahoma state flag from all tribal properties.

  • The Navajo Nation is mourning the loss of one of its former Vice-Chairman Edward Begay.

  • Actress and star of "Rutherford Falls" Jana Schmieding hit the talk show circuit this week. 


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