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A giant step forward

On today's show, we hear from the chairman of the National Indian Gaming Association. Plus, the program director of the National Indian Carbon Coalition tells us how tribes can use carbon credits
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We're continuing our Las Vegas coverage this week where there are two major conferences happening. One is the National Indian Gaming Association. Ernie Stevens is the chairman of NIGA, which really got hit when this pandemic started. Their conference was about to start last year when everything fell out. 

And we also stop by the Reservation Economic Summit in Las Vegas. Today we sit down with Bryan Van Stippen, who runs the National Indian Urban Coalition. The coalition is made up of the Indian Land Tenure Foundation and the Intertribal Agricultural Council.

A slice of our Indigenous world

  • Fires continue to threaten tribal lands in the Pacific Northwest. 
  • Thousands of Native Americans are in Las Vegas for the Reservation Economic Summit hoping to make business deals, Aliyah Chavez reports.
  • Australia’s University of Tasmania is introducing Indigenous perspectives into its teaching.
  • A young Native actor is making a big splash in Hollywood.

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

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