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Geronimo Louie: Innovating Indigenous TikTok

An Indigenous Tiktoker is using his two-spirit and Native identity to uplift Indigenous voices. Plus, we see the sights, sounds and tastes of a new Indigenous-owned restaurant in the Bay Area
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Geronimo Louie is a Chiricahua Apache and Diné content creator and influencer. He has amassed more than 162,000 followers on the social media platform TikTok. Louie is also a fashion designer and a youth director for Diné pride. He joins the ICT newscast to share how his TikTok journey started, where its taken him and where he hopes it'll go. 

There are very few restaurants across the country that feature Indigenous foods, so when Wahpepah’s Kitchen opened in Oakland, California recently, it was exciting news for the Native people who live there as well as tourists. ICT's Deputy Managing Editor Dalton Walker visited the restaurant and tells us all about it.

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