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Weekend edition: A look around Indian Country

On this weekend edition we have more on the US Supreme Court’s McGirt decision, we'll meet some Yurok fishermen, and take a look at personal finances

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt’s administration has filed suit in the U.S. District Court in Oklahoma City to overturn the 2019 McGirt decision. Cherokee Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. and Attorney General Sara Hill reacted to the decision earlier this week. 

The Yurok Tribe in northern California is finding creative solutions to address food insecurity. ​​The Carnegie-Knight News21 Project has this report. It’s produced by Mackenzie Wilkes, with Beth Wallis and Nancy Spears from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Many families need help when it comes to understanding credit scores, budgeting, and overall financial management. Joining us to talk about economic self-sufficiency is Executive Director Christy Finsel and financial coach Felecia Freeman from the Oklahoma Native Assets Coalition.

One of the most exciting dances at the powwow is the fancy feather dance. We have video with one of the premier dancers in this fast paced category. George Abeyta is Eastern Shoshone from Fort Washakie, Wyoming and he dances his style like no one else. We hope you enjoy!

A slice of our Indigenous world

  • The Interior Department is taking more steps to ensure the safety of Native children who attend Bureau of Indian Education schools. 
  • The pandemic is putting tribal sovereignty at the forefront for tribal nations. 
  • A camp of homeless people will have to find another place to live after the city of Denver, Colorado removes their homeless encampment. 
  • Indigenous communities in New Brunswick Canada say climate change is threatening their way of life. 
  • A feast day on YouTube. That’s what the Pueblo of Acoma in New Mexico did.

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

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

Patty Talahongva, Hopi, is executive producer of Indian Country Today. Follow her on Twitter: @WiteSpider.

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