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Teaching sovereignty from the stage

On the show today is Mary Kathryn Nagle she's a partner at Pipestem and Nagle. Plus the co-founder of NDN Sports Brent Cahwee gives us a peek at sports through his eyes.

Joining us today is Mary Kathryn Nagle. She’s a partner at Pipestem and Nagle, and represents the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center and works on issues facing women. 

But today, Nagle joins the show to talk about the plays she’s written and produced related to Indians and the law.

This year there are a record number of Indigenous athletes competing at the Olympics.

One person who is keeping an eye on the games and how the athletes are doing is Brent Cahwee. He’s the co-founder of NDN Sports, which covers Native athletes and he joins us each month to give us an update on the sports world. 

A slice of our Indigenous world 

  • After being forcibly removed 100 years ago by the U.S. Army, the Nez Perce are celebrating reclaimed land in eastern Oregon.
  • “The future is Indigenous women,” …That's the title of an award-winning proposal that just won $10 million.
  • Mexico's Zapatista movement is calling on the Indigenous population to vote on a referendum.

  • In Oklahoma, a firefighter is using his talent for art to help keep his mental health in check and, as Kaitlin Onawa Boysel tells us, it’s also a way to give back to his community. 

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Mark Trahant, Shoshone-Bannock, is editor of Indian Country Today. On Twitter: @TrahantReports Trahant is based in Phoenix.

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