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On the Wednesday edition of the ICT Newscast, a new online education curriculum aims to give Native Hawaiian children more connections to their culture. The Episcopal Church launches a boarding school investigation and politics with Holly Cook Macarro.
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Churches around the world are exploring their past dealings with Native people – in fact the Pope is scheduled to visit various First Nations in Canada next week. The Episcopal Church is no different. Paul Sneve tells us about the actions the church is taking towards truth and reconciliation.

There is a new educational curriculum that is being rolled out in schools across the state of Hawai’i. It’s designed by Maile Naehu. It aims to give young Native Hawaiians a sense of identity and grounding to their culture.

Representatives from Native organizations have been gathering in Washington, D.C. for legislative meetings. ICT regular contributor Holly Cook Macarro joins us from the nation’s capital. She’s a partner with Spirit Rock Consulting.

A slice of our Indigenous world

  • Tribal leaders are fresh off of a meeting with high level government officials. On Monday, the White House Council on Native American Affairs held a virtual engagement session.

  • In Canada, the largest organization for Indigenous women has a new leader. Carol McBride was elected president of the Native Women’s Association of Canada.

  • A new book is keeping children connected to their Indigenous culture.

  • “Who Am I? The Journey of Malichi” is the second in a book series commissioned by the Pascua Yaqui Tribe.

  • Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa citizen Sanoah LaRocque is set to compete in the Miss USA pageant. Earlier this year, LaRocque, who is a financial analyst and Harvard University alumni, won the title of Miss North Dakota. The winner of Miss USA will go on to compete for the Miss Universe pageant. 


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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.

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