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A nexus of change in 1972

We’re taking a look back at last year’s deadly attacks on the US Capitol. Plus, find out why 1972 was a game changer for Native people and policy
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Jan. 6, 2021 was supposed to be the beginning of a peaceful presidential transition, starting with certifying the electoral college votes. That is not what happened. Joining us is Blackfeet citizen Walter Lamar to give us some perspective on the Capitol Insurrection.


Shoshone Bannock citizen Mark Trahant has been reporting on Indigenous news for nearly 50 years. He’s recently stepped away from anchoring to become ICT’s editor-at-large. One of the themes he’s exploring is the events that happened 50 years ago that shaped federal policy.

  • Canada is closer to reaching a $35 billion deal over Indigenous children who were put in foster care unnecessarily. 
  • Debora Juarez was elected president of Seattle’s City Council in an unanimous vote on Tuesday. 
  • An overdue education plan is frustrating tribal leaders in New Mexico. 
  • A statewide alert is being proposed for missing Indigenous women in Washington.
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