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On the Wednesday edition of the ICT Newscast, meet some of the stars of “Reservation Dogs” and “Prey.” Plus, we’ll hear about a film that features three Kiowa boys
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Paulina Alexis plays Willie Jack on “Reservation Dogs,” The Hulu-FX series is the brainchild of Sterlin Harjo and Taika Watiti. ICT editor Jourdan Bennett-Begaye caught up with her.

The movie "Prey" is a prequel to the movie "Predator." It's the first film to be released in the Comanche language. Dan Trachtenberg is the director and Jhane Myers is the producer. They spoke with ICT's McKenzie Allen-Charmley.

ICT also had a chance to talk with Amber Midthunder who plays Naru — the female heroine. She talked about the impact she has as an indigenous actress.

"Ghosts" is the story of three Kiowa boys who ran away from a boarding school in 1891. Jeff Palmer is the filmmaker.


Today’s newscast was created with work from:

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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R. Vincent Moniz, Jr., NuÉta, is the senior producer of the ICT newscast. Have a great story? Pitch it to

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.

Mary Grace Pewewardy, Hopi/Comanche/Kiowa, is an intern for the ICT newscast. On Instagram: @mgpewewardy. Pewewardy is based in Phoenix, and enjoys playing video games.

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