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Remembering the Pueblo Revolt

On this Tuesday edition of the ICT Newscast, a Cherokee citizen makes history as she becomes the president-elect of the American Bar Association. The Inflation Reduction Act — what’s in it for Indigenous communities? We explain. Commemorating the anniversary of the 1680 Pueblo Revolt
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Mary Smith is on her first day in a new position. She is the president-elect of the American Bar Association — which makes her the first Native woman to hold the title.

In 1680, men from various Pueblo communities were gearing up to run to different villages in what is now New Mexico — and to the Hopi mesas in what is now Arizona. Their running was all in effort to save Pueblo religions, cultures, and languages. Jon Ghahate is the cultural educator at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in New Mexico. He joins us.

On Sunday, President Joe Biden said he is optimistic that the Inflation Reduction Act will become law. ICT’s Editor-at-Large Mark Trahant tells us what’s in it for Indigenous communities.

A slice of our Indigenous world

  • The U.S. Senate has narrowly approved a smaller version of President Biden’s Build Back Better bill. The Inflation Reduction Act includes a tax hike on big corporations — and significant incentives to begin a transition away from fossil fuels.

  • In the Pacific Northwest, a new advisory council is being called a “historic improvement” toward better relations between Indigenous people and the city. Last week, the Seattle City Council appointed its first Indigenous Advisory Council.

  • There are new developments in the incident of an SUV that barreled toward Indigenous families, last week during an evening parade at the Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial. The alleged driver of the beige Tahoe that drove through the parade route has been identified as Jeff Irving.

  • A time-honored harvesting knowledge is being altered by climate change. Baidaj harvesting marks the new year for O’odham people and they’re noticing an alarming trend —earlier ripening of the saguaro cactus fruit. ICT's Carina Dominguez has the story.

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

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