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FAFSA: Information you should know

Representatives from the Osage Education Department tell us about "free money" through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Plus more on Maryland volleyball star Rainelle Jones.

Grants can be a helpful tool for future and current college students. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid — also known as FAFSA — opened on Oct. 1. Representatives Mary Wildcast and Lauren Redeagle from the Osage Education Department tell us important information about the application process. 

Indigenous athletes in the U.S. are strong competitors in sports like running and basketball but one young lady is turning heads on the volleyball court. Rainelle Jones is Peguis First Nation and was recently named the Big 10 Defensive Player of the Week. ICT freelancer Dan Ninham tells us more.

  • Tribal consultations will be included in the next steps of the Department of Interior’s federal boarding school investigation.
  • A judicial panel is recommending the creation of five additional federal judgeships for Oklahoma.
  • Native Hawaiian deaths from COVID-19 continue to spike, data shows over the past week.
  • An Indigenous climate champion will serve in Canada's oil country after winning his election.
  • An iconic rainforest in Australia is being returned to its traditional owners.  

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