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We talk with longtime Native radio host Gary Fife, and we’ll hear about some events marking Thursday's Remembrance Day
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Native journalism goes back to 1828 with the launch of "The Cherokee Phoenix." In 1969, the American Indian Press Association started and one of its first reporters was Muscogee citizen Gary Fife. He joins us today to share the wisdom he's gained in his many years in news radio.

Thursday marks the "Day of Remembrance." It aims to honor  boarding and residential school survivors. In Canada, it's the first official National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. ICT’s national correspondent Mary Annette Pember joins us to talk about some of the events that are taking place.

A lithium mine is being proposed to be built in Thacker Pass, which is close to the Northern Paiute and Western Shoshone tribal nations. Native people are opposed to the mine’s location and say it's also the site of a massacre. Rachel Mosley reports on this issue in today's newscast. 

  • A panel of North Dakota lawmakers are delaying action on the state’s newly proposed legislative map. 
  • Today is "Orange Shirt" Day. We remember thousands of Native Children who died at boarding schools.
  • Mexico's president formally apologized Tuesday for centuries of atrocities committed against the Yaqui people. 
  • In Minneapolis, Minnesota, a new art installation is going up at the site of a former homeless camp for Native Americans. 
  • Two Navajo women are set to compete in this year’s Rebelle Rally. 
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Aliyah Chavez, Kewa Pueblo, is an anchor for Indian Country Today’s newscast. On Twitter: @aliyahjchavez. Chavez is based in Phoenix. 

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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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