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We have more about the journey to open the newly constructed First Americans Museum. Plus we’ll take a look at how the arctic works best when it’s cold

Shoshana Wasserman played a huge part in the opening of the First Americans Museum in Oklahoma City. This project has been decades in the making. Wasserman is this epic museum's deputy director and she joins us to talk about how the grand opening went last weekend. 

Hunting for seals is a way of life for the Inupiaq people in Alaska. But with climate change, future generations may not be able to rely on this source of food. ICT’s special correspondent, Meghan Sullivan, wrote about this issue in her story, “Drastic Changes: sea ice levels affecting seal hunting.” Meghan joins us to tell us more about this issue facing the Inupiaq people.

A slice of our Indigenous world

  • President Joe Biden is reviving the Tribal Nations Summit.
  • Ten Indigenous people are victorious in Canada’s National elections.
  • South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem wants to delay changes to social studies standards for up to one year. 
  • The University of New Mexico is naming the nation’s first Indigenous chair of an architecture department.
  • An introductory class on climate change at the University of Washington will offer an Indigenous perspective. 
  • In Wisconsin, six tribes are suing to stop the hunting season for gray wolves.

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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