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Changing seasons

On the Wednesday edition of the ICT Newscast, we learn about the meaning of seasons in the Hopi language. Amber Midthunder is back on television screens after her hit-movie “Prey,” and Natives taking a deep dive into policy... and the future
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Native nations have marked the passing of time in a variety of ways. For the Hopi people, the seasons are tied to the agricultural cycle, as well as the religious cycle. The Natwani Coalition is a non-profit organization located on the Hopi reservation in northern Arizona. Kyle Nutumya is the program manager for the organization.

Season two of “Reservation Dogs” is out. It includes a handful of Indigenous guest stars, and one of them is making headlines for her fierce acting in Hulu’s number one movie premiere called “Prey.” Amber Midthunder is back to break down her latest project.

The Santa Fe Indian Market features the best Indigenous contemporary and traditional artists throughout the country. It also features so much more. Scores of Native-led organizations hold workshops, concerts and other events. Holly Cook Macarro was on location with a panel called “Indigenous Futures.” 

A Slice of our Indigenous World

  • The Navajo Nation election office is in the middle of an expensive recount. Around 47,000 ballots cast by tribal citizens are currently being counted by hand, and by tabulation machines.This is happening after three Navajo presidential candidates requested a recount after reportedly observing inconsistencies at ballot locations on election day in early August. 

  • A new report says several factors are causing a crisis that is overly affecting Indigenous people.APTN’s Fraser Needham reports.

  • In Massachusetts, Native Americans are calling for a boycott of a living history museum.The museum features Colonial reenactors portraying life in Plymouth which is the English settlement founded by the Pilgrims who arrived on the Mayflower.

  • An Indigenous-backed energy company is seeking more than $38 million for an abandoned project. Natural Law Energy is a group that represents a number of Indigenous communities in Western Canada. It is asking for financial compensation for its loss of income, plus lost opportunities for future income from TC Energy Corporation.

  • At least 10 Indigenous high school athletes from different states are claiming the prestigious Gatorade “Player of the Year” award. The award is determined by a player’s athletic excellence, academic achievement and character. 


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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.

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