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Native creatives take the stage

On the weekend edition of the ICT Newscast, Creative Natives on the screen. From a television station in Oklahoma, to new TV shows and a documentary about Wilma Mankiller
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At last, the critically acclaimed documentary "WILMA MANKILLER" is available to stream. It’s directed by Valerie Red-Horse Mohl. Producer Gale Anne Hurd is known for adventure films like “The Terminator,” “The Abyss,” “Aliens” and “The Walking Dead.”

The second season of "Reservation Dogs" is here. ICT’s editor Jourdan Bennett-Begaye asked breakout star Paulina Alexis how the year went for her following the show's release.

Cheyenne and Arapaho Television celebrates its 10-year anniversary this summer. It’s Oklahoma’s only tribally-owned and operated TV station. Senior content producer Darren Brown describes the work.

Growing up with an actor father and casting director mother, Amber Midthunder began her own on-screen career early in life. She’s the star of the upcoming Predator prequel called “Prey.” It is the first film to be released in the Comanche language.

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A slice of our Indigenous world:

Google plans to help thousands of Native students prepare for their careers. StrataTech Education Group announced its participation in the Grow with Google Indigenous Career Readiness Program.

A foundation is returning Indigenous items to Mexico. Ancient sculptures that have been gathering dust in an Albuquerque Museum Foundation storage box are returning home. The dozen items were given to the Mexican government in a ceremony Wednesday.

A tribal nation has secured a gaming license to become the first in Canada to operate a racetrack. The Moosomin First Nation in Saskatchewan is now a track operator for thoroughbred horse racing, which is all part of the tribe's long-term vision. APTN’s Leanne Sanders has the story.

Though one Indigenous actor has had a career full of memorable roles, a character type has escaped them, until now. For once, Cherokee citizen and actor Wes Studi has been cast as a romantic co-star.

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Shirley Sneve, Ponca/Sicangu Lakota, is vice president of broadcasting for Indian Country Today. Follow her on Twitter @rosebudshirley She’s based in Nebraska and Minnesota.

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McKenzie Allen-Charmley, Dena’ina Athabaskan, is a producer of the ICT newscast. On Twitter: @mallencharmley.

Patty Talahongva, Hopi, works for ICT. Follow her on Twitter: @WiteSpider.

Drea Yazzie, Diné, is a producer/editor for the ICT newscast. On Twitter: @quindreayazzie Yazzie is based in Phoenix.

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