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The health and history of Indian Country

On this weekend edition of ICT we're covering Indigenous health, the Indian Child Welfare Act and pro football's storied history of Indigenous people
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Dr. Don Warne’s mission is to train more Indigenous people in medicine and health fields. He’s the associate dean at the School of Medicine & Health Sciences at the University of North Dakota.

The Indian Child Welfare Act is back in court. Cherokee citizen Rebecca Nagle takes a deep dive into this issue in her podcast, "This Land." This underreported legal battle has far reaching implications for tribal sovereignty.

Are you ready for some football? ICT’s Kaitlin Onawa Boysel is taking a detailed look at the Indigenous roots of an American sport.

On a rowdy Saturday night two Indigenous MMA fighters got ready to rumble. However, for one of them, it would be the last time they entered the cage. ICT correspondent Carina Dominguez reports.

  • The president of the National Congress of American Indians Fawn Sharp is receiving diplomatic recognition from the United States. 
  • This weekend Americans will “fall back” as the country switches to daylight savings time. 
  • A fight to preserve the Samoan language in San Francisco. 
  • The Canadian band “Indian City” is making music for beyond the pandemic with its new album Code Red. 
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