Skip to main content

Discrimination case in court

On the Monday edition of the ICT Newscast, Tesla is partnering with a tribal nation for a second time. A new curriculum teaches the histories and cultures of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians. A Rapid City hotel ban on Native patrons lands in court
  • Author:
  • Publish date:

A young man lost his life coming to the aid of a female relative. The incident sparked protests across the city and the hotel owner banning all Native Americans from the premises. NDN Collective led the efforts to file lawsuits against the hotel owners. Its President and CEO Nick Tilsen joins us.

Teachers in Oregon now have grade appropriate curriculum to teach the history and cultures of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians. This curriculum supplements Senate Bill 13 which passed in Oregon in 2017. Delores Pigsley is the chairman of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians.

Electric car maker Tesla has announced it is partnering with a tribal nation to open up shop. It early October, the company said it will open a 35,000 square-foot facility at Santa Ana Pueblo in New Mexico. The Santa Ana Pueblo Gov. Joey Sanchez shares more about this partnership.

A slice of our Indigenous world

  • In Rapid City, South Dakota hotel owners are being sued by the U.S. Department of Justice for allegedly discriminating against Native Americans. The Grand Gateway Hotel is the backdrop for the case.
  • A 79-year-old citizen of the Oneida Indian Nation is setting records. Ray Fougnier set 27 world records in early October at the 2022 Amateur Athletic Union’s Powerlifting World Championships.
  • In Canada, new data shows only 18 percent of federal government employees have taken any Indigenous sensitivity training. One Indigenous member of Parliament says the numbers are disappointing, but not surprising, given that the training is not a job requirement. APTN’s Fraser Needham with the story.
  • One of Canada's most decorated Indigenous war veterans and prominent First Nations activist was honored last week with a postage stamp. Sgt. Tommy Prince was from the Brokenhead Ojibway Nation. For his service in World War II and Korean War, he was awarded 11 medals. 
Scroll to Continue

Read More


Today's newscast was created with work from:

Shirley Sneve, Ponca/Sicangu Lakota, is vice president of broadcasting for the ICT Newscast. Follow her on Twitter @rosebudshirley. She is based in Nebraska and Minnesota.

Aliyah Chavez, Kewa Pueblo, is the anchor of the ICT Newscast. On Twitter: @aliyahjchavez.

R. Vincent Moniz, Jr., NuÉta, is the senior producer of the ICT Newscast. Have a great story? Pitch it to

McKenzie Allen-Charmley, Dena’ina Athabaskan, is a producer of the ICT Newscast. On Twitter: @mallencharmley.

Patty Talahongva, Hopi, works for ICT. Follow her on Twitter: @WiteSpider.

Maxwell Montour, Pottawatomi, is a newscast editor for the ICT Newscast. On Instagram: max.montour. Montour is based in Phoenix.

Kaitlin Onawa Boysel, Cherokee, is a producer/ reporter for ICT. On Instagram: @KaitlinBoysel.

Drea Yazzie, Diné, is a producer/editor for the ICT newscast. On Twitter: @quindreayazzie Yazzie is based in Phoenix.

Sierra Alvarez, Navajo, is an intern for the ICT newscast. On Twitter: @sierraealvarez.

Pacey Smith Garcia, Ute, is an intern for the ICT newscast. On Twitter: @paceyjournalist

Indian Country Today is a nonprofit news organization. Will you support our work? All of our content is free. There are no subscriptions or costs. And we have hired more Native journalists in the past year than any news organization ─ and with your help we will continue to grow and create career paths for our people. Support Indian Country Today for as little as $10.