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Coming up on the ICT Newscast: We visit Danis Goulet about her latest flim "Night Raiders." Plus Caroline Sekaquaptewa prepares for her ninth Boston Marathon

Cree and Métis citizen Danis Goulet got her start in the creative world of film production by casting extras for movies. She worked behind the scenes and quickly saw the need for Indigenous people to make their own films. She went on to make several shorts and her films have been screened at the Berlin International Film Festival, the Toronto International Film Festival and many more.

In the world of running there are key races that people spend years qualifying for. They work on pacing, nutrition and their attitudes. All to make it to that big race. The big one coming up in less than two weeks is the Boston Marathon. Each year many Native runners qualify and this year it will be Hopi citizen Caroline Sekaqauptewa’s 9th time running Boston.

First Native person to cross Boston Marathon finish line
Boston honors Indigenous marathon runners
Boston Marathon’s Indigenous legacy

A slice of our Indigenous world:

  • A man could face murder charges from a shooting at a hotel in Rapid City, South Dakota. 
  • Dr. Lance Frye is now the first tribal surgeon general with his appointment by The Muscogee (Creek) Nation. 
  • We revisit Kaitlin Onawa Boysel's report on the “Taking up Space” camp. 
  • A Cherokee citizen is saving for college by selling a card game he created.

Find more details on these stories at the top of today's show.


Today's newscast was created with work from:

Aliyah Chavez, Kewa Pueblo, is the anchor of the ICT newscast. On Twitter: @aliyahjchavez.

Shirley Sneve, Ponca/Sicangu Lakota, is vice president of broadcasting for Indian Country Today. Follow her on Twitter @rosebudshirley She’s based in Nebraska and Minnesota.

R. Vincent Moniz, Jr., NuÉta, is a producer for the ICT newscast. Have a great story you've just got to share? Pitch it to

Patty Talahongva, Hopi, is senior correspondent for Indian Country Today. Follow her on Twitter: @WiteSpider.

Kaitlin Onawa Boysel, Cherokee, is a producer/reporter for Indian Country Today. On Instagram: @KaitlinBoysel Boysel is based in South Carolina.

Drea Yazzie, Diné, is a producer/editor for the ICT newscast. On Twitter: @quindreayazzie Yazzie is based in Phoenix.

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

Mary Grace Pewewardy, Hopi/Comanche/Kiowa, is an intern at Indian Country Today. On Instagram: @mgpewewardy. Pewewardy is based in Phoenix, and enjoys playing video games.