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Santa Fe Indian Market: 'Pleasantly surprised'

Coming up we discuss this year's Santa Fe Indian Market. Plus, ICT regular contributor Holly Cook Macarro talks politics and policy

COVID-19 cancelled last year's Santa Fe Indian Market. It made its long-awaited return last weekend. 

Jennifer Loren has been attending the event for many years. She is an Emmy award-winning journalist and documentarian. She is also the executive producer, director and host of “Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People." She joins Wednesday's newscast to share what excited her about the weekend ... and what art caught her eye. 

Holly Cook Macarro, Red Lake Ojibwe, is a regular contributor to our show. She’s a partner at Spirit Rock Consulting. Holly has worked for tribal nations for more than 20 years and she’s a regular guest commentator on our program. Today, she'll be talking about some big news in the nation's capital and so much more.

A slice of our Indigenous world: 

  • U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh visited the Phoenix Indian Center.
  • 21 members of Congress are calling on the Indian Health Service to ensure protections are in place to address trauma in light of the U.S. boarding school investigation.
  • The Navajo Nation is requiring all employees to be vaccinated before the end of September. 
  • Forest fires are raging along Bolivia's border with Brazil where Indigenous communities live.
  • A Louisiana tribe had plans for a former Native-only school but now, they're at risk of losing it.
  • Kali "K.O." Reis won her world boxing super lightweight title Friday.

Find more details on these stories at the top of today's show. 

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

Patty Talahongva, Hopi, is executive producer of Indian Country Today. Follow her on Twitter: @WiteSpider.

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