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A tradition in healing continues

Coming up, a new endowed professorship looks at healing in Indian Country. Plus we have an update on what's new in Washington.

An Alaskan Athabaskan was named the inaugural Dr. Susan and Susette LaFlesche Professorship in Public Health in Nebraska. Siobhan Wescott comes to the University of Nebraska Medical School from the University of North Dakota, where she was co-director of the 48-year-old Indians Into Medicine Program.

Holly Cook Macarro, Red Lake Ojibwe, is a regular contributor to our show. She’s a partner at Spirit Rock Consulting. Holly’s worked for tribal nations for more than 20 years and she’s a regular guest commentator on our program. Today she'll be talking about some big news in the nation's capital and so much more.

A slice of our Indigenous world

  • Tribes will get more than 20 billion dollars from the 1.2 trillion dollar Infrastructure bill passed by the Senate.
  • The United Nations is issuing the first section of its 6th Assessment on Climate Change.
  • In Rapid City, a South Dakota police officer is coming under fire after an alleged racial profiling incident. 
  • Australia's Northern Territory government is launching an Aboriginal Justice Agreement to reduce high Indigenous incarceration rates. 
  • On International Indigenous Peoples Day, Mexico City’s Native population took to the streets.

Find more details on these stories 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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