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The world of professional bikini bodybuilding

Edgar Villanueva gives us an insight on his book, 'Decolonizing Wealth.' Plus, Aimee Velasquez shares how she went from beginning her fitness journey to becoming a professional bikini bodybuilder in less than two years

Edgar Villanueva is an award-winning author, activist, and expert on topics of race, wealth, and philanthropy. He is the principal of the Decolonizing Wealth Project and Liberated Capital and the author of the bestselling book, “Decolonizing Wealth." Edgar joins the ICT newscast today to share more about this work.

Aimee Velasquez, Salt River, is a professional bikini bodybuilder competing under the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness. She started her journey of bodybuilding last year, where she won several first place competitions and even the title of Miss Bikini USA. We visit with her about her journey. 

Indigenous Bowl players inside the Minnesota Vikings locker room (Photo by Dominic Tiger-Cortes, 7G Foundation)

Fifty four high school athletes gathered in Minneapolis over the weekend for the fourth Indigenous Bowl. The players on the purple and gold teams were from 16 states and represented 37 tribes. ICT's Shirley Sneve and Kolby KickingWoman have a report on the event held at the home of the Minnesota Vikings. You don't want to miss this!

A slice of our Indigenous world 

  • The governor of Nevada is apologizing for the role his state played in the forced removal of Native children to attend the Stewart Indian Industrial School in the late 1800s.
  • The Lummi Nation is calling an invasion of European green crabs a disaster. 
  • In Oregon, a student at Portland State University is now the school’s first Native with a PhD in math. 
  • A new show is underway that uses puppets to teach children the Navajo language.
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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. 

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