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Indigenous athletes changing the game

Our special program shares more on impressive Indigenous athletes and the origin of a popular sport
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17-year-old runner Ku Stevens reenacted his great grandfather's escape from Stewart Indian School in Nevada. ICT's Kaitlin Onawa Boysel shares his story. 

Billy Mills remains the only American to win the Olympic gold medal in the 10,000 meter race. We’ll hear ICT anchor Mark Trahant interviewing Mills on what it means to hold this title for nearly 60 years. 

A lot of people spend Sunday watching professional football. It's a chance to root for a favorite team but there is a history that's worth remembering. ICT's Kaitlin Onawa Boysel tells us about the Indigenous angle to the sport's creation. 

Professional fighter Shannon Ritch, Choctaw, won his retirement headlining fight. Also in the octogan is Deran Martinez, Gila River, who took home the Indigenous belt during the pay-per-view event. ICT's Carina Dominguez reports. 

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Today's newscast was created with work from:

Aliyah Chavez, Kewa Pueblo, is an anchor for Indian Country Today’s newscast. On Twitter: @aliyahjchavez.

Kaitlin Onawa Boysel, Cherokee, is a producer/reporter for Indian Country Today. On Instagram: @KaitlinBoysel Boysel is based in South Carolina. 

Maxwell Montour, Pottawatomi, is a newscast editor for Indian Country Today. On Instagram: max.montour Montour is based in Phoenix.

Carina Dominguez, Pascua Yaqui, is a correspondent for Indian Country Today. On Instagram: @CarinaNicole7 Carina is based in Phoenix and New York.