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The first Iñupiaq conservation biologist

On the show today is Victoria Qutuuq Buschman, an Iñupiaq wildlife and conservation biologist. Plus Holly Cook Macarro joins us from Las Vegas. She’s a partner with Spirit Rock Consulting and is a regular political contributor to our news program.

Victoria Qutuuq Buschman is an Iñupiaq wildlife and conservation biologist. She has lived and worked across the Arctic in an effort to promote how Indigenous peoples fundamentally shape Arctic biodiversity conservation. She is also the first in her tribe to have PhD in conservation.

Holly Cook Macarro, Red Lake Ojibwe, joins us from Las Vegas. She’s a partner with Spirit Rock Consulting and is a regular political contributor to our news program.

A slice our Indigenous world 

  • "Democracy is strongest in our country when everyone participates," that’s what Vice President Kamala Harris said as she met with leaders from across Indian Country.
  • Her ancestors invented surfing and now Carissa Moore is the Olympic Gold Medal winner. 
  • Fires continue to pummel tribes in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Plans to search for remains at two Native American boarding schools in Colorado are being made.
  • Eastern Washington University’s new tribal relations director says she wants to empower Native American students.
  • First Lady Dr. Jill Biden made a stop in Anchorage on her way to the Olympic games in Tokyo. 
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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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