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A Wampanoag retelling of Thanksgiving

A Wampanoag citizen retells us the true story about the first meeting between the Wampanoag people and the pilgrims. Plus, more on the handful of Native people who ran for public office in Tuesday’s election

This year marks the 400th anniversary of the first Thanksgiving. Joining ICT's newscast is Wampanoag citizen Steven Peters. He is the creative director of Smoke Sygnals and share how his work aims to advance the true narrative of his tribal nation. 

More than a dozen Native candidates ran for local office across the U.S. on Tuesday. 11 of those candidates came from Washington State. ICT’s Kalle Benallie is a reporter and producer who covered their races. She tells us the results of their races.

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The Wampanoag Side of the First Thanksgiving Story
6 Thanksgiving Myths and the Wampanoag Side of the Story
What Really Happened at the First Thanksgiving? The Wampanoag Side of the Tale

  • It’s been more than 50 years since the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has elected a female leader and now Janet Alkire will serve as chairwoman. 
  • On Monday, the Lumbee Recognition Act was passed with overwhelming support in the U.S. House. 
  • The University of Minnesota will offer free or reduced tuition to some groups of Native students at its five campuses starting in the fall of next year. 
  • Native female owned company, Bow & Arrow Brewing, is rolling out a special campaign to celebrate Native people and their homelands. 

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

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Today's newscast was created with work from: 

Aliyah Chavez, Kewa Pueblo, is an anchor for Indian Country Today’s newscast. On Twitter: @aliyahjchavez

Kaitlin Onawa Boysel, Cherokee, is a producer/reporter for Indian Country Today. On Instagram: @KaitlinBoysel Boysel is based in South Carolina.

Maxwell Montour, Pottawatomi, is a newscast editor for Indian Country Today. On Instagram: max.montour Montour is based in Phoenix.

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