Jemez potter reflects on her work

Jemez Pueblo potter Kathleen Wall tells about her ceramic figures that helped raise money for a good cause. Plus a new face at ICT. We meet Chris Aadland about his latest reporting

Kathleen Wall, Jemez Pueblo, received the New Mexico Governor's Award for Artistic Excellence. She is a graduate of the Institute of American Indian Arts and recently raised thousands of dollars for the school after four of her ceramic figures were purchased by the Detroit Institute of Arts.

A brand new face to our newscast. Chris Aadland is Ojibwe and a shared ICT reporter with our partners at Underscore News. He’s from the Red Lake and Leech Lake nations and will soon move to Portland, Oregon, where he will cover Native communities in the Pacific Northwest. He’s on the show to talk about tribes who were ahead of the curve in mandating COVID-19 vaccines. 

A slice of our Indigenous world 

  • Tribal governments are adopting vaccine mandates as cases of COVID-19 begin to surge.
  • Indigenous communities on Peru’s Lake Titicaca are receiving COVID-19 Vaccinations.
  • Indiana’s historic Hotel Elkhart is coming back to life, and it is thanks in part to the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi.
  • A new documentary is premiering today on the First Nations Experience network called: Hoopa Valley: One Tribes Battle Against COVID-19."
  • More than 2,200 Sámi artifacts are being returned by the National Museum of Finland.
  • The Bolivian Cholitas Climbers, a group of Aymara women, made their way up Huayna Potosi mountain near La Paz over the weekend.

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