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Transferring land to the rightful stewards

Amy Croover tells us about a recent land transfer in Montana. Plus, we talk Native fashion and representation with ICT managing editor Jourdan Bennett-Begaye

Amy Croover is the state director of the nature conservancy in Montana. She is from the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska and joins today's newscast to talk about the 132 acre land transfer in Montana.

From the Met Gala to the Emmy's, fashion and other events have turned the spotlight on some Native people in attendance. ICT's Managing Editor Jourdan Bennett-Begaye, Diné, joins us to give us a breakdown of the events.

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A slice of our Indigenous world 

  • Minnesota regulators are ordering Enbridge to pay more than 3 million dollars for allegedly violating state environmental law.
  • The Rosebud Economic Development Corporation in South Dakota is announcing a three-year pilot program to revitalize the Lakota language.
  • In Peru, the Quechua language is continuing to survive despite centuries of laws and discrimination that discouraged its use.
  • The push to include Native people in Connecticut’s school curriculum is making positive strides.
  • A cave in Missouri containing Native artwork from more than a thousand years ago was sold at auction last week.
  • Tesla is sidestepping car dealership laws by partnering with Nambé Pueblo. 

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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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