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July 27, 2023

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President Joe Biden appoints new trustees to IAIA

By Sandra Hale Schulman
New board members include Indigenous artists, designers and directors … continue reading

The IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

The Institute of American Indian Arts, a tribal college that also operates the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, shown here, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is the only college in the world dedicated to the study of contemporary Native American and Alaska Native arts. Since its founding in 1962, it has served as a foundation for a number of emerging artists.


By Deusdedit Ruhangariyo
Coverage around the world on Indigenous issues for the week ending July 23, 2023 … continue reading

Palm oil trees in Guatemala.

Palm oil trees like this one photographed in Guatemala in 2012 are at the core of rising tensions in Cameroon in West Central Africa between local communities and agriculture companies. Residents say the companies are overtaking Indigenous lands needed for family farms to plant more of the lucrative crop.


ICT Newscast with Aliyah Chavez

Steps toward health

We honor Nikki Ducheneaux, the talented and accomplished Native lawyer. Plus, the Mayo Clinic helps make organ transplants more accessible on the Navajo Nation and IllumiNative celebrates its five anniversary … continue reading

Surgeon in a dark hospital room watching a monitoring device.

Coming up on the Tuesday edition of the ICT Newscast, we honor Nikki Ducheneaux, the talented and accomplished Native lawyer. Plus, the Mayo Clinic helps make organ transplants more accessible on the Navajo Nation and IllumiNative celebrates its five anniversary.


From ICT, some of the best of our Native American filmography currently available

Currently three good selections for your viewing pleasure are headlining, Reservation Dogs, Dark Winds & War Pony
Something for everybody and all generations. Dark Winds is the continuing story of Jim Chee & Lt. Joe Leaphorn of the Tony Hillerman series and the story never disappoints. First adapted to film in 1992, Dark Wind with Chee being played by Lou Diamond Phillips and since starring many notable Native American actors who have been involved throughout the history of this story. Including but not limited to Wes Studi, Adam Beach, Grahm Greene, Gary Farmer and other’s, with no disrespect not mentioned here. These adaptions of the Hillerman characters are always done with respect and from the vantage point of Native Americans.
Not wanting to show my age or undermine the other two inclusions to this story, Reservation Dogs & War Pony. These are also very finely made and entertaining selections and look forward to some break out stars from these fine young actors to represent our culture now and far into the future.
All of these contributions should be in your video library.

By Sandra Hale Schulman
‘Historic’ series aims to go out on top but Sterlin Harjo hints at more to come from the characters … continue reading

Sterlin Harjo and Taika Waititi.

The groundbreaking series, “Reservation Dogs,” kicks off its third and final season with FX on Hulu starting Aug. 2, 2023. The series was created by Sterlin Harjo, Seminole and Muscogee of Oklahoma, and Taika Waititi, who is Maori.


By Sandra Hale Schulman
Season 2 of the hit show premieres July 30 … continue reading

Zahn McClarnon

Navajo Detective Joe Leaphorn, played by actor Zahn McClarnon, faces some moral choices in Season 2 of the AMC series, “Dark Winds,” which kicks off July 30, 2023.


By Sandra Hale Schulman
Cannes award-winning film opens across the United States … continue reading

Jojo Bapteise Whiting

Jojo Bapteise Whiting, center, plays 23-year-old Bill in the award-winning film, “War Pony,” being released July 28, 2023, in the United States. The film, co-directed by Elvis Presley’s granddaughter, Riley Keough and Gina Gammell, won the Caméra d’Or for best first feature at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival. The film, based at Pine Ridge, features Whiting and LaDanian Crazy Thunder, who plays 12-year-old Matho.