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On the Tuesday edition of the ICT Newscast, the debut novel 'Shutter' is being called a blood-chilling, supernatural thriller. We talk to the author. We learn about Diné resistance at the Intermountain Indian Boarding School in a new book. Plus, it’s a big week for two Native women making history in Washington
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"Returning Home" is a new book about the Intermountain Indian School in Utah. It was the largest federal boarding school that operated between 1950 and 1984. One of the authors, Farina King, is an associate professor of Native American Studies at the University of Oklahoma

The United States officially has a new treasurer. Lynn Malerba, Chief of the Mohegan Tribe, was sworn in Monday and on Tuesday, Mary Peltola will be sworn in as a Congress member representing Alaska. ICT’s political correspondent Pauly Denetclaw shares the latest.

Telling stories is what Ramona Emerson usually does with her video camera. She has made several documentary films but this time she has put down her camera and has picked up her laptop. Ramona is Navajo and has just released her first novel. "Shutter," is described as a blood-chilling, thriller and a supernatural horror all based near the Navajo Nation.

A Slice of our Indigenous World

  • There’s a new leader in Washington and another first with a new title. On Monday, Mohegan chief Lynn Malerba was sworn into office as the 45th treasurer of the United States. Malerba’s signature was collected as part of the ceremony and it will now be printed on all new U.S. currency.
  • Interior Secretary Deb Haaland met with tribal and local leaders in Nevada to discuss conservation. She traveled to the southern part of the state to tour Avi Kwa Ame. The area is sacred to several tribes, including the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe.
  • In Canada, community safety and treaty rights were some of the topics of a recent political forum for citizens of the Lac La Ronge Indian Band. APTN’s Leanne Sanders has the story.
  • A California restaurant has a new location and is honoring Indigenous food and family. Cafe Ohlone reopened Sept. 1 at the Hearst Museum of Anthropology at the University of California Berkeley.
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