Yurok protects natural resources – ICT

English audiences may have been surprised to see a Mohegan woman in Europe studying Shakespeare and writing plays from a native perspective. Senior ICT Correspondent Patty Talahongva sat down with Madeline Sayet to talk about her journey and her piece ‘Where We Belong’.

For decades, tribal citizens have had limited access to traditional lands for gathering food and medicine and making cultural objects like baskets. In September, the Yurok Tribe signed an agreement with the State of California. Rosie Clayburn is the Tribal Heritage Preservation Officer.

There’s a new permanent science professor at Northern Arizona University. Seafha Ramos will be the school’s first indigenous forestry teacher and she says it’s her dream job. His research focuses on the intersection between wildlife, traditional ecological knowledge and western science.

A slice of our Indigenous world:

  • President Joe Biden issued a proclamation to honor Indigenous peoples. He declared October 10 as Indigenous Peoples Day. This is the second consecutive year that this measure has been taken. In a separate proclamation, Biden also declared October 10 Columbus Day, making it a double holiday.
  • In Canada, a Wet’suwet’en group opposed to the Coastal GasLink pipeline is raising concerns as the company prepares to drill under the Morice River. APTN’s Lee Wilson has this report.
  • Indigenous women run for public office in elections in Brazil. Women make up more than half of the country’s electorate, but you wouldn’t know that if you looked into the nation’s halls of power. That’s because they make up less than a sixth of Congress, and an even smaller fraction are also black or indigenous.
  • A new drama titled “Alaska Daily” is on the Hulu streaming service. Shuswap citizen and actress Grace Dove and Hillary Swank play journalists unraveling cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women.

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Today’s Newscast was created with the work of:

Shirley Sneve, Ponca/Sicangu Lakota, is Vice President of Broadcast for ICT Newscast. Follow her on Twitter @rosebudshirley. She is based in Nebraska and Minnesota.

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

R. Vincent Moniz, Jr., NuÉta, is the lead producer of ICT Newscast. Do you have a great story? Present it to [email protected].

McKenzie Allen-Charmley, Dena’ina Athabaskan, is a producer for the ICT Newscast. On Twitter: @mallencharmley.

Patty Talahongva, Hopi, works for ICT. Follow her on Twitter: @WiteSpider.

Maxwell Montour, Pottawatomi, is a newsletter editor for ICT Newscast. On Instagram: max.montour. Montour is based in Phoenix.

Kaitlin Onawa Boysel, Cherokee, is a producer/reporter for ICT. On Instagram: @KaitlinBoysel.

Drea Yazzie, Diné, is a producer/editor for the television news ICT. On Twitter: @quindreayazzie Yazzie is based in Phoenix.

Sierra Alvarez, Navajo, is an intern at the ICT newscast. On Twitter: @sierraealvarez.

Pacey Smith Garcia, Ute, is an intern for the ICT newscast. On Twitter: @paceyjournalist

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