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'Indigenous Bowl' to feature Indian Country’s best

The best Native high school football players will gather in Minneapolis for the annual 'Indigenous Bowl.' More on the 50th anniversary of ANCSA, and an update on what's happening in Washington

The fourth annual "Indigenous Bowl" will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota this weekend. The event, hosted by the Minnesota Vikings, brings together the best Native high school football players for an exciting game. The athletes will also get an opportunity to work with skilled coaches, mentors and former professional football players. ICT reporter and producer Kolby KickingWoman will be at U.S. Bank Stadium. Today, he previews what we need to know ahead of kickoff. 

The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, also known as ANCSA, turns 50 this month. This law set up a different type of enrollment for Alaska Natives. ICT special correspondent Meghan Sullivan teamed up with Alaska Public Media to tell us more about the story of identity among Alaska Natives. 

Holly Cook Macarro, Red Lake Ojibwe, is a regular contributor to our show. She’s a partner at Spirit Rock Consulting. Holly has worked for tribal nations for more than 20 years and she’s a regular guest commentator on our program. Today, she talks about the effectiveness of having a Native person at the helm at the Interior. 

A slice of our Indigenous world

  • Barbados celebrated becoming a republic Tuesday night, meaning the country will stop pledging allegiance to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.
  • Xiomara Castro was elected this week as Honduras' president, making her the first female president in the nation's history. 
  • Hit show “Reservation Dogs” won a Gotham award on Monday.
  • A museum in Africa is working to preserve a disappearing Indigenous culture.
  • The Leech Lake Reservation is improving animal welfare and pet care.
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Wednesday's show was made 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 a producer and 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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