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Ashley Callingbull: 'Live a fearless life'

Ashley Callingbull is a Plains Cree model, actress and advocate. We catch up on her latest projects. Plus, ICT's Meghan Sullivan tells us about a $20 million trust fund in Alaska

Ashley Callingbull, Plains Cree, has appeared in numerous television shows including "Blackstone," and the "Amazing Race Canada." She is a model, an actress, and an advocate. In 2015, she became the first Indigenous woman to win the title of Mrs. Universe. She joins us now to talk about an upcoming television show and soon-to-be book deal. 

ICT reporter Meghan Sullivan is reporting about a $20 million Seacoast Trust fund from the Alaska Native corporation, "Sealaska." The organization is a decade-old network of individuals and organizations across the Southeast Alaska. It centers Indigenous led problem solving, and seeks to create a new type of conservation based on trust and healing. 

  • Vice President Kamala Harris addressed the annual convention of the National Congress of American Indians on Tuesday morning.
  • A number of Native runners finished the 125th Boston Marathon on Monday, including one Hopi runner who placed in the top 50 category. 
  • Nebraska celebrated its first Indigenous Peoples’ Day by permanently displaying flags from the four Native nations in the state. 
  • A court in Brazil is upholding a ban on missionaries trying to contact isolated Indigenous peoples.
  • An Alaskan Native podcast is one of the winners of this year’s "Covering Climate Now" journalism awards. 
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