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Ricko DeWilde of 'Life below Zero'

'Life below Zero' cast member Ricko DeWilde explains what it takes to film a reality tv show. Plus, Jade Begay tells us about the COP26 summit in Scotland

Ricko DeWilde is Koyukon Athabascan and a cast member of National Geographic's "Life below Zero." The show follows residents living in the frigid winters of Alaska, many of them aiming to fish, hunt and gather to make it through to the next season. Deilde shares how living a subsistence lifestyle is what his ancestors did and why it is second nature to him. 

Indigenous leaders are meeting with other world leaders in Glasgow, Scotland for the United Nations Climate Change Conference, nicknamed COP26. Jade Begay is Diné and Tesuque Pueblo and has been attending the climate summit. She is the Climate Justice Campaign Director at NDN collective.

  • International border restrictions are now lifted and that’s good news for tribes who rely on international tourism.

  • A corridor of the White House is decorated to honor Native American Heritage Month.

  • Tribal communities could make millions off carbon markets … the catch is they have to be willing to sell carbon dioxide credits in exchange for limiting development on their own lands.

  • For the first time, a Native educator is being selected as Arizona’s superintendent of the year.

  • Navajo citizens Colton Shone and Jonathan Dineyazhe won several Emmy awards Saturday night for their 30-minute documentary, "The People vs. The Pandemic." 

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