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On the Monday edition of ICT Newscast, Gabriella Cázares-Kelly, the Pima County recorder, has been busy administering early voting in Arizona. A Navajo citizen is doing his part to bring water to his nation. Oglala Lakota artist Keith BraveHeart talks about his work
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Some voting officials are dealing with a lot of animosity. In Arizona, the largest county in the state, Phoenix voters complained of being intimidated when they started dropping off their ballots in October. Early voting in Arizona started Oct. 12. In Tucson, the Pima County recorder is a citizen of the Tohono O'odham Nation. Gabriella Cázares-Kelly is the first Native to hold an elected office in Pima County.

ICT’s McKenzie Allen-Charmley first interviewed Stanford student and graphic designer Jaden Redhair in March of 2022. The Navajo citizen collaborated with water bottle maker Nalgene in hopes of raising money for the water crisis on his tribal lands.

Depicting contemporary Native American life is what Keith BraveHeart does best. He’s a professor at Oglala Lakota College, where he’s lived most his life. He’s also a filmmaker and a guest curator for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. ICT’s Shirley Sneve interviewed him at Racing Magpie in Rapid City, South Dakota. 

A Slice of our Indigenous world 

  • In Egypt, world leaders are coming together, once again, to talk about the issue that affects us all. The United Nations is hosting its annual climate talk, known as COP-27. The gathering brings together diplomats, scientists, and activists — all in hopes of creating policy to slow down the warming of our planet.
  • The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to weigh-in on a fight for water on the Navajo Nation. On Friday, the high court announced it will decide whether the government has a duty to address Navajo’s right to access water from the Colorado River 
  • We’re in San Bernardino, California, to bring you a special newscast. Our live coverage for the 2022 midterm elections starts on Nov. 8, from 7 to 10 p.m., PST. That’s 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. on the east coast. ICT is partnering with FNX First Nations Experience to bring you three-hours of coverage to track the 11 Indigenous candidates running for U.S. Congress, and other seats.


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

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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

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