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9/11: A crime and recovery scene

We’ll hear from Native people who were living in New York when the September attacks took place, plus the journalists who covered the story

In the spring of 2001, Charlie LeDuff was a reporter at the New York Times. LeDuff, Anishinaabe, had just won his first Pulitzer Prize. For the next year, he reported from ground zero. He would go on to win his second Pulitzer Prize as part of The New York Times’ coverage. LeDuff joins us to describe his reporting. 

Two Osage and Cherokee citizens Diane Fraher and Steve Thornton made their way from Oklahoma to the Big Apple over 30 years ago. They join the show to describe what they experienced on September 11, 2001. 

A slice of our Indigenous world

  • Bryan Newland is sworn in as the new assistant secretary of Indian Affairs. 
  • Tribes file petitions to defend the constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act in a case before the U.S. Supreme Court. 
  • Cherokee Nation principal chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. delivers annual state of the union address to citizens.
  • A Tulsa, Oklahoma school is moving away from its racist team name. 
  • In Brazil, tribes are taking matters into their own hands to defend their territory against exploitation.

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

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

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

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