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Chris Wondolowksi hangs up his cleats

Coming up, we have more on the dark history of Colorado, and Hawaiian language makes its way back to magazines. Plus, a Kiowa soccer star reflects on his remarkable career

When Richard Williams was researching his family’s Cheyenne roots, he discovered an 1860's proclamation that called for Coloradans to kill hostile Indians and take their property. It stayed on the books until last summer. Williams joins the show to talk about that law and other atrocities against Colorado’s Indigenous population.

N. Ha’alilio Solomon is a Hawaiian language instructor at the University of Hawai’i. Solomon has been hired to bring the Hawaiian language to a local magazine called Flux Hawai'i. He has been a resource to local newsrooms for years, translating the English language into his own. He joins us to talk about his new job.

After 17 years playing professional soccer star, Chris Wondolowski retired last November. The Kiowa citizen traded his playing position for an office job. "Wondo" has had a few months to transition into his new role and he joins us now to share more about his remarkable career.

  • The Williams Lake First Nation identified 93 possible burial sites located around the site of a church-run residential school. 
  • After serving more than two decades in the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Stephen Breyer is retiring at the end of this court session.
  • In Montana, historic paintings of tribal elders are being returned home after they were damaged in a fire. 
  • On Tuesday, Vice President Kamala Harris said those who engage and commit acts of human trafficking must be held accountable. 
  • The organization United States Artists announced its 2022 fellows and Indigenous artists make up 20 percent of the entire award class.

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