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Lori Jump: 'Bringing a voice to the voiceless'

On Monday's ICT newscast: April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and we are meeting an organization who is helping victims. Plus, a new ICT special report and a non-eagle feather repository in Phoenix

Lori Jump is a citizen of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. She is the executive director of the Strong hearts Native Helpline, which is a phone line dedicated to helping people who are in sexually abusive relationships. She joins the newscast to talk about Sexual Assault Awareness Month and how victims can keep themselves safe. 

ICT brings you a special new report called “At the Crossroads.” It brings together the Institute for Nonprofit News and eight other news partners all in an effort to answer the question: What is the state of the economy in Indian Country? ICT senior editor Dianna Hunt is leading the special report.

Liberty Wildlife nurtures the nature of Arizona through wildlife rehabilitation, education and conservation. A non-eagle feather repository in Phoenix is starting to ramp up again after the pandemic slowed down the number of orders. As ICT's Patty Talahongva reports, Liberty Wildlife has plenty of feathers from birds all across the country.

A slice of our Indigenous world 

  • On Friday, Pope Francis made a historic apology for what he called “deplorable” abuses.
  • A First Nation veteran says footage of fleeing Ukrainians sealed his decision to help.

  • An agency in the Department of Commerce is helping tribal nations upgrade their high speed internet.

  • A new documentary about Native mascots is gaining buzz. 


Aliyah Chavez, Kewa Pueblo, is the anchor of the ICT newscast. On Twitter: @aliyahjchavez.

R. Vincent Moniz, Jr., NuÉta, is a producer for the ICT newscast. Have a great story you've just got to share? Pitch it to Moniz is based in a bunker in Bismarck.

Drea Yazzie, Diné, is a producer/editor for the ICT newscast. On Twitter: @quindreayazzie Yazzie is based in Phoenix.

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