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Indigenous women excel

On Monday's ICT Newscast, from a fashion designer and a professional golfer to a fur sewer in Alaska, Indigenous women making an impact in their communities
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Chanae Bullock is a citizen of the Shinnecock Nation in New York. She is the managing director for the tribe’s cannabis business called “Little Beach Harvest.” ICT’s Shirley Sneve sat down with Chanae at the 2022 Reservation Economic Summit. 

The Field Museum in Chicago opened a new permanent exhibit called “Native Truths: Our Voices, Our Stories.” With over four years in the making, as Melina Chalkia reports, this interactive exhibit allows Native people to tell their own stories.

Sheila Tucker, Yellow Quill 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. 

A new business called, the War Chief Collection, was created to combat the culture of alcohol and drug addiction. ICT’s Mark Trahant has the story of how this idea became a reality. 

Gabby Lemieux is a professional golfer on the Epson Tour — the developmental tour for the Ladies Professional Golf Association. This Shoshone-Paiute citizen is the first Native woman on the pro tour. 

In Alaska, sewing fur clothing is more than a way to stay warm. It’s a way to carry on ancient traditions. ICT's Joaqlin Estus has more.

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Today’s newscast was created with work from:

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.

R. Vincent Moniz, Jr., NuÉta, is the senior producer of the ICT newscast. Have a great story to share? Pitch it to vincent@ictnews.org.

Kaitlin Onawa Boysel, Cherokee, is a producer/reporter for Indian Country Today. On Instagram: @KaitlinBoysel Boysel is based in Springfield, Illinois. 

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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