The Sicangu carry their wakaneja home

We talk to the Rosebud Sioux President about how a burial will help the tribe heal. Plus we have an update on COVID-19 vaccination numbers in Indian Country.

After more than 100 years, the remains of nine children are home with their Rosebud Sioux families. They were forcibly taken from their families to attend the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania in the late 1800s. But last week, they were brought home with prayer and ceremony. Joining us today is the president of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, Rodney Bordeaux and Tribal Council Member Russell Eagle Bear.

We're in Day Four of our Las Vegas coverage. We are back at the National Indian Gaming Association tradeshow and conference. One of the great things about this conference is you can see all kinds of people and greet old friends. One of them today is Abigail Echo Hawk, Pawnee. She's the chief research officer of the Seattle Indian Health Board and director of the Urban Indian Health Institute. Echo Hawk joins the show today to help clear up the confusion and mistrust surrounding coronavirus vaccines.

A slice of our Indigenous world

  • National Indian Gaming Association’s trade show hosts more than 6,000 people this week, Aliyah Chavez has more. 
  • A New York tribe is one step closer to receiving some of its land back. 
  • While the Tokyo Olympics will kick off this Friday another Olympics is underway in Alaska.
  • In Peru, Pedro Castillo has won a long and tense presidential election battle.

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

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