Primary elections were held Tuesday in seven states. A number of these states included significant indigenous populations and indigenous candidates. ICT Policy Correspondent Pauly Denetclaw joins us now to break it down.

Shelia Tucker, YellowQuill Anishinaabe, is a Phoenix-based fashion designer. Her work has been featured on catwalks in Arizona, Los Angeles and even Paris for fashion week. Next July, his work is set to be featured on a billboard in Times Square.

America is at a crossroads and the political divide has never been deeper. ICT regular contributor Holly Cook Macarro from Red Lake Nation is back to talk politics.

A Slice of Our Indigenous World

  • In Arizona, funeral preparations are underway for Native Police Officer Adrian Lopez Sr., who was shot and killed during a traffic stop on White Mountain Apache land.
  • In North Dakota, the state Department of Environmental Quality held a public hearing on its regional air pollution or haze plan.
  • In Peru, thousands of Indigenous people take to the streets of the country’s capital. They demand justice for the wrongful deaths of tribal citizens and they want the government to support indigenous land rights. Producer and ICT correspondent Vincent Moniz has this special file.
  • New England beach towns are now offering free beach passes to natives.

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