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In tune with Frank Waln

Coming up, multi-genre artist Frank Waln talks about a recent PBS special that allowed him to play music with a full orchestra, plus we're talking about tribes and sports betting with ICT's Carina Dominguez

The American Pops Orchestra will soon release a new episode of its PBS series “One Voice: The Songs We Share.” This one will feature Sicangu Lakota hip-hop artist Frank Waln. The multi-genre artist will not only host the program, but he will perform two original songs.

It started out with bingo halls, then casinos. Contemporary Indian gaming is evolving once again with sports betting. ICT correspondent Carina Dominguez shares her reporting from tribal gaming enterprises in Connecticut, California and Arizona.

  • President Joe Biden is nominating a Navajo citizen to chair the National Endowment for the Humanities.
  • A Samoan man is making history by Indigenizing his doctoral thesis.
  • In Maryland, it’s not clear how many Natives are actually being affected by COVID-19 because the state doesn't track the data.
  • A Brazilian Indigenous leader is asking France to use his global sway to fight deforestation in the Amazon.
  • The first South Dakotan has won the 4H Youth in Action Award for Agriculture.

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

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