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Haudenosaunee Olympics update

Voters in New Mexico will decide on a ballot initiative affecting Native children’s education in November, and the Haudenosaunee continue its quest to the 2028 Olympics. Plus, we’re breaking down the Jan, 6 hearings
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The Haudenosaunee lacrosse teams are continuing their march towards the 2028 Summer Olympics by playing in the 2022 World Games. Claudia Jimerson and Rex Lyons give us insights into recent competitions.

When voters in New Mexico head to the polls in November, they’ll see a question about a new initiative to support Native education. Source New Mexico’s senior reporter Shaun Griswold has this story.

On Tuesday, federal lawmakers held their seventh public hearing on the Jan. 6 attacks on the Capitol. ICT’s regular contributor John Tahsuda is back to break it down. He is a partner with Navigators Global. 

A slice of our Indigenous world

  • In North Dakota, tribal nations are in a legal battle with the state over redistricting. Last week, a federal judge denied the state’s request to throw out a lawsuit brought by two tribes. 
  • The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation is pursuing plans to sell captured flared gas from oil rigs. In the tribe’s territory, the rigs flare off millions of dollars’ worth of natural gas annually. Captured flared gas from the MHA nation could be sold to gasification plants — and converted to hydrogen.
  • An Indigenous artist is helping redesign a Toronto Blue Jays-inspired jersey to benefit Native nonprofits. Mohawk citizen Kory Parkin has been reimagining the logo of his mom’s favorite Major League Baseball team since 2016.
  • The Northwest Native American Center of Excellence at the Oregon Health and Science University is receiving a total of $3.4 million over five years to address health disparities. The center will expand its medical and dental and program pathways.

  • After hundreds of submissions, the Alaska Contemporary Art Bank has chosen the best artists in the state. Over 800 applications were received by a total of 194 artists, but only 14 were selected for this year’s additions. Among them is Aleut, Athabaskan, and Inupiaq artist Danielle Larsen.


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