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Native physician moves up to Hopkins

On the Tuesday edition of the ICT Newscast, it's back to school time. We’re visiting with a history teacher about how to best support Indigenous students. Plus, Native journalists are heading to Phoenix, Johns Hopkins welcomes a new faculty member
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A leader in Indigenous medicine is headed to Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Don Warne will serve as the Provost Fellow for Indigenous Policy — and co-director of the Center for American Indian Health. He’s finishing up his work at the University of North Dakota.

Nearly 40 years ago, a handful of Native journalists formed the Native American Press Association. The organization has since evolved into the Native American Journalists Association. It serves Indigenous journalists in all forms of media, including print, digital, television, radio and more. ICT’s editor, Jourdan Bennett-Begaye serves on the NAJA board.

It’s that time of year where children are heading back to school. That’s true for educators too. Lorilei Chavez is a history teacher at Santo Domingo Pueblo elementary and middle school in New Mexico. 

A Slice of our Indigenous World

  • As of Tuesday, over 20 amicus briefs have been filed by various stakeholders in support of the Indian Child Welfare Act. This 44-year-old law, which protects Native children, has the possibility of being overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • As November’s midterm elections get closer and closer, Indigenous organizers are finding ways to reach voters. ICT’s Carina Dominguez has the story.
  • In California, an art installation is highlighting a historic gathering of Indigenous leaders. The Broad Museum in Los Angeles is spotlighting 20 artists in a new exhibition called “This is not America’s flag.” 
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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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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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