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$50M helping underserved communities

The Bush Foundation is giving $50 million to a major Indigenous led nonprofit. Plus, an update on the Alaska Federation of Natives convention

Millions of dollars is heading into the pockets of a South Dakota Indigenous-led nonprofit, NDN Collective. The Bush Foundation announced this week that this initiative will work to close the racial wealth gap. The idea is to supply community trust funds in the amount of $100 million to Native and Black communities. ICT correspondent Mary Annette Pember spoke with leaders from NDN Collective to learn what they plan to do with this money.

The Alaska Federation of Natives convention started this week. ICT national correspondent Joaqlin Estus is keeping us in the loop on this virtual gathering. 

  • Tribal leaders in New Mexico are weighing their options after a legislative body moved forward with a state senate map they did not approve of.
  • Aymara people living in northern Chile are showing their support for presidential hopeful José Antonio Kast.
  • Affordable housing for Indigenous families in Chicago just became more attainable.
  • In Seattle, two artists are facing federal charges for faking their Native heritage.
  • The hit TV series “Reservation Dogs” is beginning to appear on top ten lists, just in time for award season. 

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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.

Mary Annette Pember, citizen of the Red Cliff Ojibwe tribe, is national correspondent for Indian Country Today. On Twitter: @mapember. Based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Pember loves film, books and jingle dress dancing.

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

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