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Hurricane Ida affecting tribes

Tribes in Louisiana are recovering from Hurricane Ida. The destruction is worse than what Katrina did 16 years ago for tribes there. Plus, our own Native Nerd joins us to talk Hollywood! We catch up with Vincent Schilling

Citizens of the United Houma Nation in Louisiana are reeling from the impact of Hurricane Ida. Besides causing power outages, damaging homes and evacuations, more rain is expected.

The tribe also doesn't have internet access. Still, we’re lucky to have the principal chief joining us by phone to talk about this disaster and what they need.

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Reservation Dogs is busting stereotypes and ratings. Vincent Schilling is ICT’s Associate Editor and he’s been following the story.

A slice of our Indigenous world 

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