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Indigenous leaders leading the future

Reelection talk with Minnesota Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan. Plus, we talk about the three incredible Native leaders we lost recently with our regular contributor Holly Cook Macarro.

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. 

R. Vincent Moniz, Jr., NuÉta, is a producer at Indian Country Today. Have a great story you've just got to share? Pitch it to vmoniz@indiancountrytoday.com. Moniz is based in a bunker in Bismarck.

Drea Yazzie, Diné, is a producer/editor for Indian Country Today. On Twitter: @quindreayazzie Yazzie is based in Phoenix.

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