U.S. public schools regularly teach about the American Revolution, when the colonies stood up to the throne and overthrew British rule of the so-called “new world.” However, long before that revolution, Pueblo people staged a successful revolution against Spanish colonizers.

The Pueblo revolt took place on August 10, 1680, and has been referred to as the first true American revolution. Joining us today is Conroy Chino, Acoma Pueblo. He’s a former journalist and his ancestors took part in the Pueblo revolt.

We’ve been living in a pandemic for more than a year now and just a few months ago communities started opening up. Now we’re seeing the rise of the delta variant which is alarming health officials.

Kalle Benallie, Navajo, is a reporter, producer for Indian Country Today and she wrote about this recently in her story, COVID-19 variant: Cocktail for disaster. It outlines the issues tribes now face.

A slice of our Indigenous world  

  • The State of Oklahoma is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the landmark case McGirt versus Oklahoma.
  • International Day of Indigenous People was marked yesterday by the United Nations Secretary-General.
  • Australia marked International Day of Indigenous People on Monday by taking the opportunity to demand justice for missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls. 
  • Australia's government is pledging 813 million dollars to address disadvantages Indigenous people face in the country.
  • Members of a statewide book club in Minnesota will be reading a murder mystery novel by a White Earth Ojibwe author.  
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Patty Talahongva, Hopi, is executive producer of Indian Country Today. Follow her on Twitter: @WiteSpider.

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

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