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San Francisco’s Indigenous community welcomes Pride Month


Rapid City, South Dakota is home to a vibrant urban Native population, but it has never had an Indian community center. ICT’s Stewart Huntington has more.

The Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention released a report that shows how COVID-19 impacted pregnancy-related deaths in 2020. It shows that the leading cause of death for pregnant American Indian and Alaska Native people was COVID infection and mental health issues. CDC epidemiologist Ashley Busacker explains.

Two-Spirit powwows and growing across the country. For Pride Month, we take you to San Francisco, California. AngelFabian is the executive director of the Bay Area American Indian Two Spirits.

A slice of our Indigenous world

  • The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that two tribes were shortchanged by the Indian Health Service, when they took over management of tribal health care. The court filed five to four that tribes are owed millions to cover billing and other fun actions.
  • Alaskan elders are getting a boost. The Senior Benefits Program provides financial assistance up to $250 per month to 10,000 Alaskans aged 65 and older. The program will be extended until June 2034.
  • South Dakota is seeing an increase in the number of educators using Indigenous standards in their teaching. The Indian Education Advisory Council said 62 percent of teachers are using these standards, based on 2023 data—up from 45 percent in 2021.
  • WNBA Star Alissa Pili is the newest athlete to sign on to Nike’s N7 brand. It’s a program that supports youth in Native American and Aboriginal communities. The Minnesota Lynx rookie said she looks forward to demonstrating to Indigenous and Polynesian girls that they can reach their dreams.

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. stewart@ictnews.org

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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