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A favorite pastime is bridging communities and generations for New Mexico Pueblos. ICT‘s Paris Wise has the story.

North of the Medicine Line, an Indigenous birding club at the University of Manitoba is helping folks connect with nature while sharing Indigenous knowledge. APTN reporter Cierra Bettens has more from the club’s weekly walk.

Tobacco is a sacred medicine for many Native Americans. However, commercial tobacco in smoking cigarettes, is not. In fact, the American Indian Cancer Foundation says that American Indian and Alaska Natives have the highest rate of smoking in the country. Wyatt Pickner, a research manager at the foundation talks with ICT producer Shirley Sneve about the issues.

Last year Wab Kinew made history after he was elected Premier of Manitoba, becoming the first Anishinaabe person to ever be premier of a Canadian province. Last week, up to 15,000 people attended the Manito Ahbee Festival in Winnipeg. Kinew hosted a men’s chicken dance special. APTN brings us all of the sights and sounds.

  • The family of Raymond Mattia, a citizen of the Tohono O’odham Nation has announced a federal lawsuit, suing U.S. border patrol agents for wrongful death. Mattia was shot and killed last year in front of his home when border patrol agents showed up, responding to an emergency call about two possible gunshots.
  • In southern California, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland visited a proposed national monument called Chuckwalla, which is around 627-thousand acres of public lands. It reaches from the Coachella Valley region in the west to the Colorado River in the East. It is the traditional homelands of the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians.
  • A sacred site in St. Paul, Minnesota will soon be honored with a new visitors center. ICT’s Shirley Sneve has more on construction that began last week after a groundbreaking ceremony for the Wakan Tipi Center.
  • Even though there are 12 Indian Health Service facilities on the Navajo Nation, some patients still have to travel more than 50 miles to receive care. Cronkite News reporter KevinJonah Paguio visited Ganado, Arizona where a new medical facility is hoping to expand access.

Today’s newscast was created with work from:

Shirley Sneve, Ponca/Sicangu Lakota, is the senior producer for the ICT Newscast. Follow her on Twitter @rosebudshirley. She is based in Nebraska.

Aliyah Chavez, Kewa Pueblo, is the anchor of the ICT Newscast. On Twitter: @aliyahjchavez.

Paris Wise, Zia and Laguna Pueblo, is a producer for the ICT Newscast. Email: paris@ictnews.org.

Stewart Huntington is a producer for the ICT Newscast.

Quindrea Yazzie, Diné, is a video production editor for the ICT Newscast. Email: qyazzie@ictnews.org. Yazzie is based in Phoenix.

Daniel Herrera Carbajal is a video editor for the ICT Newscast. On Twitter: @daniulherrrera

Pauly Denetclaw, Diné, is a political correspondent for ICT. Email: pauly@ictnews.org

Pacey Smith-Garcia, Ute, is a production assistant for the ICT Newscast. On Twitter: @paceyjournalist.

Ebonye Delaney is the Executive Producer for the ICT Newscast. Email: ebonye@ictnews.org

Mark Trahant, Shoshone-Bannock, is ICT editor-at-large Email: marktrahant@ictnews.org

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