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We hear from the StrongHearts Native Helpline, an organization that helps Native people who have experienced domestic, dating and sexual violence. Plus, Kyle Sumatzkuku is in our studio to tell us about his impressive Boston Marathon finish

The conversation on Thursday's show will discuss topics of violence which can be triggering for some. Relatives, please take care of yourself as you need. 

According to the National Institute of Justice, domestic violence disproportionately impacts Native Americans and Alaska Natives. More than 1.5 million Native women and 1.4 million Native men experience violence during their lifetime. Ojibwe citizen Lori Jump joins us today. She is the director of the StrongHearts Native Helpline. The helpline provides services to Native people impacted by domestic, dating and sexual violence.

Hopi runner Kyle Sumatzkuku was one of a handful of Natives to compete in this year's Boston Marathon. He ran the marathon in 2 hours, 26 minutes and 17 seconds. That time earned him an impressive 48th place out of 15,000 runners. He joins us to tell us about his race, and what his future races may look like. 

  • President Joe Biden took new steps Monday to improve education for Native students. 
  • In Virginia, the George Mason University Law School is announcing its new Tribal Law and Economics Program. 
  • The head of the Minnesota based Minnetonka Moccasins is apologizing for appropriating Native American culture.
  • In Florence, Italy, a month-long meeting called “Wolakota 2021” has kicked off.
  • An Alaskan Native podcast is one of the winners of this year’s Covering Climate Now journalism awards.

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

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Thursday's newscast was created with help from: 

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

Patty Talahongva, Hopi, is executive producer of Indian Country Today. Follow her on Twitter: @WiteSpider.

Maxwell Montour, Pottawatomi, is a newscast editor for Indian Country Today. On Instagram: @max.montour Montour is based in Phoenix.