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Pueblo weaving traditions

On the Monday edition of the ICT Newscast, Indigenous Peoples Day is right around the corner. We hear about a first-of-its kind celebration in Phoenix. How are Pueblo weaving traditions being kept alive? We learn about Native archival materials like newspapers, photographs and more
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Among the Pueblo people, it is not uncommon to see men making traditional clothing for their communities. Cris Velarde is just one example of that. He is the cultural arts specialist at the Poeh Cultural Center near Santa Fe, New Mexico.

With recent reports of Indigenous ancestral remains found at universities in North Dakota and Kansas, we are seeing more Native people and tribal nations taking control of their stories. Alexander Soto is the director of the Labriola National American Indian Data Center at Arizona State University’s library.

Indigenous Peoples Day is just a few weeks away — and Downtown Phoenix is set to be transformed for a first-of-its kind celebration. It will be hosted by social tech and artspace, Cahokia. Candace Hamana is one of the organizers. 

A slice of our Indigenous world

  • The Indian Health Service has a new leader. Last week, the U.S. Senate confirmed Roselyn Tso as the Director of the IHS. The Navajo Nation citizen begins her leadership at a time when the IHS has not had a permanent leader in six years.
  • Last week, President Joe Biden declared a major disaster for the Muscogee Nation in Oklahoma. Biden ordered federal aid to supplement the nation’s response and recovery efforts. This comes as the tribal lands were blasted by severe storms, tornadoes and flooding in May. 

  • A Cree athlete has returned home to Canada following their success at the 2022 World Dragon Boat Games. Here’s this report from APTN’s Darrell Stranger.

  • The award-winning "Reservation Dogs" on FX and HULU was renewed for a third season which is slated to come out in 2023. This comedy series, from co-creators and executive producers Sterlin Harjo and Taika Waititi, has taken Turtle Island by storm.


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