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On the Thursday edition of the ICT Newscast, healthcare for kids. What should parents know as they send their children back to school? Meet the CEO of the Native American Development Corporation, and investigations into boarding schools continue
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It's back to school time for parents and children and while it's important to get school supplies and new clothes, it's also important to get health checkups for your children. Dr. Claire Nechiporenko is a pediatrician and works with the Indian Health Service in Phoenix.

Leaders of any city, state and tribe talk about the importance of economic development in growing their communities. That's the heart of the work of the Native American Development Corporation. This group serves Native businesses in Montana, Wyoming, North and South Dakota. Leonard Smith is the chief executive officer.

ICT is collaborating with Reveal News to take a look at how one community in Indian Country is navigating its boarding school history. ICT’s National Correspondent Mary Annette Pember is the lead reporter.

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On Wednesday, Canadian officials announced 32-year-old Myles Sanderson died. He was the final suspect in a stabbing rampage. Officials say they responded to a report of a stolen vehicle being driven by a man armed with a knife.

There are new developments in a South Dakota Native voting rights lawsuit. On Tuesday, the Federal District Court for South Dakota approved a settlement between the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and the state.

“Rutherford Falls” premiered last year as a Peacock Original featuring an Indigenous cast and crew. Last week, the show was canceled by the production company following its second season. Vincent Schilling, editor of Native Viewpoint, pointed out the show’s impressive rating on the platform Rotten Tomatoes.

Indigenous women representing a cross-section of Indigenous Amazon Nations rallied in Sao Paulo, Brazil last Sunday. They are calling for better government protection for Indigenous reserves in the rainforest where violent clashes have led to death.

A Canadian Survivors' Flag was raised last week on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. The flag is a way to honor Indigenous people forced to attend the country's notorious residential schools. APTN’s national news team has the story.

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