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Rap phenomenon Tall Paul joins the show to talk about how he's honoring Jim Thorpe. Plus, the history of Indigenous representation in American Football

Jim Thorpe has inspired generations of athletes, and now, his memory is honored through rap music. Ojibwe and Oneida hip-hop artist Tall Paul was raised in and around Minneapolis, Minnesota. His music strongly reflects his inner-city upbringing. Today he joins the show to tell us how he's working to honor the legacy of legendary Indigenous athlete Jim Thorpe.

Who is ready for some Indigenous football history? From the gridiron to the hall of fame, Native Americans have had a hand in developing and preserving this rough and tumble game of inches. ICT’s Kaitlin Onawa Boysel is taking a detailed look at the Indigenous roots of an American sport.

  • The United States Supreme Court is hearing a Mississippi abortion case that could overturn the 1973 landmark Roe v. Wade decision. 
  • Tomorrow, First Lady Jill Biden and U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland are traveling to Tahlequah, Oklahoma. 
  • Michigan’s Governor Gretchen Whitmer is abandoning a lawsuit aimed at shutting down an oil pipeline that runs through part of the Great Lakes. 
  • As the holidays approach, strict COVID protocols are now in place in a Canadian town with a large population of Inuk people. 
  • The Miss USA and Miss Teen USA pageant was held at the Muscogee Nation this week. 

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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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