Minnesota Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan, White Earth Band of Ojibwe, was elected as in 2018. She is only the second Native woman to be elected to a statewide executive office, after Denise Juneau. She joins us to talk reelection and her plans for the future.
Holly Cook Macarro is a partner with Spirt Rock Consulting and a regular contributor to ICT's news program. Indian Country recently lost a lot three incredible leaders: Ed Driving Hawk, Leon Cook and Earl Old Person.
- Construction of the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline is complete.
- States have taken various approaches to sports betting. In Connecticut tribes have exclusive rights while Arizona has opened the gates well beyond tribal gaming.
- New Zealand's first Indigenous female governor-general was sworn in to a five-year term last week.
- Exciting news in Oklahoma City, the Chickasaw Nation will be starting construction next year on a 300 million dollar resort.
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Mark Trahant, Shoshone-Bannock, is editor of Indian Country Today. On Twitter: @TrahantReports Trahant is based in Phoenix.
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Drea Yazzie, Diné, is a producer/editor for Indian Country Today. On Twitter: @quindreayazzie Yazzie is based in Phoenix.
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