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Bobby Wilson on 'demanding' Native representation

Poet, visual artist and actor Bobby Wilson shares his journey going from a troubled teen in Minnesota to a well-known face in Indian Country. Plus, we're talking rising gas prices

Bobby Wilson is a Dakota poet, visual artist, comedian, writer and actor. From a young age, he has always loved making art. Wilson joins ICT's newscast today to share how he went from being arrested at 16 years old to becoming a popular face in Indian Country. He also reflects on a year that included several Native television shows, saying Native people are "demanding the representation that we deserve." Its an interview you don't want to miss!

John Tahsuda III, Kiowa, is a regular contributor to Indian Country Today’s newscast. In 2002, he worked as the staff director for the Senate Indian Affairs Committee. He also is a former principal deputy assistant secretary for Indian Affairs and served in that position from 2017 to 2020. Currently, he is a partner at Navigators Global, a company that provides political services to several industries including tribes. Today, he's talking rising gas prices. 

A slice of our Indigenous world

  • Interior Secretary Deb Haaland celebrated the 20-year withdrawal of oil and gas leasing at sacred site Chaco Canyon on Monday.
  • Northern British Columbia, Canada, police continue making arrests in the Wet’suwet’en pipeline dispute.
  • Thanksgiving is approaching. Many are still learning the untrue history about the holiday. One Mashpee Wampanoag scholar is trying to change that.
  • A new program hosted by Harvard aims to give Native students attending tribal and community colleges experience working in a hospital.
  • The Oneida Indian Nation has a new art installation bringing awareness to COVID-19 deaths in Indian Country.

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Wednesday's newscast was created with help from: 

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

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

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

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