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Two decades of progress

The director of the Sundance Institute's Indigenous film program is parting ways with the organization. Plus, ICT's Joaqlin Estus tells us about her story, "Good and bad days for Hawai'i businesses"

After two decades, N. Bird Runningwater, director of the Indigenous film program at the Sundance Institute, is parting ways with the organization. He is Cheyenne and Mescalero Apache. We find out what's next for him.

(Related: N. Bird Runningwater: ‘A fond farewell to Sundance’)

ICT national correspondent Joaqlin Estus takes a deep dive into her reporting, "Good and bad days for Hawai'i businesses.” She tells us more about tourism in Hawai'i.

  • Alaska Native corporations are deciding how to deploy 450 million dollars in coronavirus relief funds to communities in need.
  • In Albuquerque, New Mexico, officials plan to use ground penetrating radar to search for the remains of students who attended a boarding school there.
  • In Southern California, The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians is announcing a new name change for its resort and casino.
  • Two prominent Alaska Native organizations are working to save salmon in the Yukon River. 
  • A new 11-week course at the Alaska Pacific University is teaching students land management from an Indigenous perspective.  
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