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The big voice of Sharice Davids

We’ll hear from US Rep. Sharice Davids as she talks about her new children's book "Sharice’s Big Voice." Plus Oglala Lakota cartoonist Marty Two Bulls, Sr. gets a Pulitzer nomination.
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She comes from the People of the Big Voice, so perhaps it’s fitting that Sharice Davids grew up to become one of the first Native women to be elected to Congress. As a child she loved to talk and that’s what also helped her win over the voters. She’s chosen to tell her story in a children’s book, “Sharice’s Big Voice: A Native Kid Becomes A Congresswoman.”

Marty Two Bulls, Sr. is an award winning cartoonist. He was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, but didn’t win. In fact, nobody won. The reason: “no consensus pick emerged.” Marty’s primary client is the South Dakota-based Lakota Times. The Pulitzer Board described his work as “innovative and insightful cartoons that offer a Native American perspective on contemporary news events.” Two Bulls joins us today.

A slice of our Indigenous world

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  • The Menominee’s Casino Resort in Wisconsin is temporarily closing after a cyberattack. 
  • First Nations people in Canada are now able to use their traditional names on government IDs and passports. 
  • 23 scholars from minority-serving institutions are taking a 10-week course at the University of Nebraska in digital humanities, Shirley Sneve has more.

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