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Sister act on 'Reservation Dogs'

On the Monday edition of the ICT Newscast, season two of 'Reservation Dogs' features the Podemski sisters. Plus, we’re visiting with a talented Navajo designer taking knitting to the next level, and it was primary election day in Hawai’i over the weekend. We have the latest
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It's no secret that we mean it when we say: we are all related. In fact, it's true when it comes to the stars of “Reservation Dogs.” Sandra Schulman interviewed two of the three Podemski sisters featured on season two.

Jennifer Berg was introduced to the world of art at an early age by helping in her parents’ shop on the Navajo Nation. She became fluent in Navajo textiles and used the beauty of the landscape as inspiration in her knitwork.

It was primary election day on Saturday in Hawai’i where a current Native Hawaiian member of Congress was running for a big seat. ICT’s political correspondent Pauly Denetclaw has details

A slice of our Indigenous world

  • The Inflation Reduction Act is being hailed as a flagship piece of legislation.

  • On Friday, a divided Congress gave final approval to the legislation that tackles climate change, health care costs and inflation.

  • Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland has announced the members of her committee on Reconciliation in Place Names. The federal advisory group is composed of 17 members who represent tribes and tribal organizations, Native Hawaiian organizations, and the general public.

  • Authorities say a suspect has been arrested in connection with the killing of a Navajo woman who disappeared in 2019. Jamie Yazzie went missing three years ago. Federal authorities have taken Tre C. James of Pinon into custody on suspicion of murder in connection to Yazzie’s death.

  • In Canada, citizens from Grassy Narrows First Nation took to Ontario’s legislature to demand compensation for everyone in their community. They are demanding justice after suffering through decades of mercury poisoning. APTN’s Annette Francis reports. 

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