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Indian Market’s Centennial

On this weekend edition of the ICT Newscast, an Indigenous woman astronaut goes to space. Morningstar Counseling is honored in Nebraska, and it’s time for the Santa Fe Indian Market
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Anitra Warrior was named Woman of the Year at the annual “Inspire — Celebrating Women's Leadership Awards” in Lincoln, Nebraska. Warrior, a citizen of the Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma, started Morningstar Counseling more than a decade ago. She talks about starting her practice.

Ojibwe citizen CC Hovie is the new Public Affairs and Communications Director for the Association on American Indian Affairs. Founded in 1922, the organization works to change the path of federal policy from assimilation, termination and allotment, to sovereignty, self-determination and self-sufficiency. Hovie previously came from the Strong Hearts Native Helpline.

A citizen of the Round Valley Indian Tribes in Northern California, is set to be the first Native American woman in space. ICT Editor Jourdan Bennett-Begaye interviewed Nicole Mann earlier this month.

The Southwestern Association for Indian Arts celebrates its 100th Native American Art Market in Santa Fe, New Mexico this weekend. Kim Peone is SWAIA’s executive director.

As part of the festival, you can catch a movie at the New Mexico History Museum. Let’s watch the trailer from the Native Cinema Showcase.

A slice of our Indigenous world

  • An Indigenous actress is finally getting an acknowledgement for one of the best-known disruptive moments at an award ceremony. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences apologized to Apache and Yaqui actress Sacheen Littlefeather who was booed off stage at the Oscars nearly 50 years ago. The Academy has scheduled an event in September where Littlefeather will talk about the 1973 Oscars as well as the future of Indigenous representation on screen.
  • Fresh ingredients and a shout-out on a morning show is helping a Curve Lake First Nation lemonade stand raise donations. The young entrepreneurs, Jasper Hunt and Buddy Haiden, are in their second year of running the L’il Punks lemonade stand. APTN’s Annette Francis has the story.
  • Ojibwe and Potawatomi citizen Crystal Shawanda is back with her new studio album, “Midnight Blues.” This is the JUNO Award-winning singer-songwriter’s eighth studio album. Her new music is set for release September 30th on True North Records. 
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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.

Aliyah Chavez, Kewa Pueblo, is the anchor of the ICT newscast. On Twitter: @aliyahjchavez.

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McKenzie Allen-Charmley, Dena’ina Athabaskan, is a producer of the ICT newscast. On Twitter: @mallencharmley

Drea Yazzie, Diné, is a producer/editor for the ICT newscast. On Twitter: @quindreayazzie Yazzie is based in Phoenix.

Maxwell Montour, Pottawatomi, is a newscast editor for Indian Country Today. On Instagram: max.montour Montour is based in Phoenix.

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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