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Native veterans & 'the warrior spirit'

This year marks the 100 year anniversary of the founding of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, which is dedicated to deceased service members whose remains have not been identified. Find out which Native veterans will be in attendance. Plus, an update on Tuesday night's elections and how it impacts Indian Country

A century ago the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was created at Arlington National Cemetery. It is a tomb made of white marble that overlooks Washington D.C. — and it honors deceased service members whose remains have never been identified. To commemorate this year's anniversary Apsaalooke citizen Elsworth GoesAhead will travel to the site. He is the descendant of Chief Plenty Coups, a Crow service member who spoke at the tomb's original unveiling in 1921. 

Holly Cook Macarro, Red Lake Ojibwe, is a regular contributor to our show. She’s a partner at Spirit Rock Consulting. Holly has worked for tribal nations for more than 20 years. She tells us about several elections held Tuesday and how the results may affect Indian Country. 

  • Children, between the ages of 5 to 11, have begun receiving their first doses of the coronavirus vaccine. A Native doctor urges kids to get vaccinated when it is available to them. 
  • World leaders are promising to take actions to protect forests and cut methane emissions at the United Nations climate summit Tuesday. 
  • An Alaskan U.S. District Court is vacating a Trump administration reversal of Bristol Bay protections.

  • The newly re-introduced menu of “The Pines Modern” steakhouse, owned by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, includes a $5,000 cocktail and a $10,000 malt scotch whisky flight. 

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Mark Trahant, Shoshone-Bannock, is editor of Indian Country Today. On Twitter: @TrahantReports Trahant is based in Phoenix.

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

Drea Yazzie, Diné, is a producer/editor for Indian Country Today. On Twitter: @quindreayazzie Yazzie is based in Phoenix.

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