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Texas abortion law: Native women reproductive rights

Charon Asetoyer is talking about the recent law in Texas regarding abortions. Plus we talk with with athlete Cheri Madsen and journalist Dan Ninham about Indigenous athletes at the Paralympics.

On the show is Charon Asetoyer, Comanche, who is the CEO and founder of the Native American Women’s Health Resource Center in South Dakota. She talks about the recent Texas law on abortions and what it means for Native women's reproductive rights.

Cheri Madsen, Omaha Tribe of Nebraska, is a Paralympic wheelchair sprinter. She earned a silver and bronze medal at the 2020 games in Toyko. She talks about the experience, and more on what her future in the sport will look like. 

Dan Ninham, Oneida, is a freelance journalist. He joins the ICT newscast to give us a breakdown on the results of the Indigenous athletes who competed at Paralympics games. 

A slice of our Indigenous world 

  • U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland joined Vice President Kamala Harris and former President George W Bush. 
  • A new report is examining the effects climate change is having on Indigenous peoples’ cultures and territories across America. 
  • An alliance to foster Native women in business is being formed in Idaho.
  • When the 125th Boston Marathon takes place next month, Kyle Sumatzkuku will be among a handful of Indigenous runners at the starting line. 

Thank you for watching! 

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

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

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