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When Christina Haswood was first elected in 2020 she was the youngest state legislature in the country. She was reelected to the Kansas State House in 2022 where she represented District 10. Now, she’s hoping to switch chambers and is running to represent Senate District Two. ICT political correspondent Pauly Denetclaw has this interview.

The U.S. Army has just responded to a lawsuit brought by the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. The suit challenges the way the U.S. Army handles the repatriation of remains from the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. ICT national correspondent Mary Annette Pember has covered federal Indian boarding school stories for years.

A community housing organization might seem like unlikely partners for arts funding, but that’s exactly what Duluth’s American Indian Community Housing Organization has done. The McKnight Foundation has this story.

A pilot program to address the challenges of addiction and homelessness has launched on Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes land in Montana. People committed to recovery will be offered housing and support services. Liz Dempsey reports how the program is already making a difference.

  • In January, the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska sued the U.S. Army over how it handles returning remains of children who died at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. The army has now responded by asking the court to throw the suit out. ICT’s Stewart Huntington reports.
  • In Kansas, an investigation at Haskell Indian Nations University has revealed years of sexual assault claims. The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Indian Education conducted the investigation and found the university ignored reports of sexual assault and abuse as well as bullying and intimidation by Haskell administrators.
  • Wildfires in western Canada are causing Canadian citizens to flee for safety. The British Columbia Wildfire Service has warned residents of the Alaska Highway town Fort Nelson to evacuate due to forecasts of an out-of-control blaze.
  • The nation’s second largest reservoir in Arizona has reported plumbing damage. The river outlets are small tubes near the bottom of the Lake Powell Dam that are responsible for releasing excess water. Cavitation or air bubbles causes implosion in the pipes leading to damage to the protective coating. While the dam is only 30 percent full, experts worry that when the pipes are used for overflow or ecosystem boosts they will continue to break or stop working.

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:

Stewart Huntington is a producer for the ICT Newscast.

Quindrea Yazzie, Diné, is a video production editor for the ICT Newscast. Email: 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:

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:

Mark Trahant, Shoshone-Bannock, is ICT editor-at-large Email:

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