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The power of Indigenous people

This special edition of the Indian Country Today newscast is packed with fantasy, comics, and power punching MMA fighters

ICT's Mark Trahant spoke to Lee Francis about what’s new in the world of comic books and Native stories. It turns out, there are a lot of things on the horizon!

Choctaw citizen Shannon Ritch stepped into the cage for his last time and won his retirement fight. ICT Correspondent Carina Dominguez has all the sights and sounds.

Humor is something that has sustained Native people for centuries. ICT's Aliyah Chavez sat down with Cowlitz citizen and award-winning comedian Joey Clift to talk about all things funny, and learned some hints about his upcoming projects.

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Today's newscast was created with help from:

Aliyah Chavez, Kewa Pueblo, is an anchor for Indian Country Today’s newscast. On Twitter: @aliyahjchavez

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

Carina Dominguez, Pascua Yaqui, is a correspondent for Indian Country Today. On Instagram: @CarinaNicole7 Carina is based in Phoenix and New York.

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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.

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