Indian Country Today

Leaders Face Challenges #20704

Tuesday, July 5, 03:00 pm on FNX National

Duration: 0:26:45

Description: In January, Navajo leader Peterson Zah received a lifetime achievement award from the Grand Canyon Trust. From 1982 to 1987, Zah served as the chairman of the Navajo Nation. He then became its first president in 1990. At age 84, his long career spans many sectors - including being the special advisor to the president on American Indian Affairs at Arizona State University. Native Americans make up just a fraction of the Rapid City's population - but more than half the jail population. A circle of elders is playing a direct role in trying to change that. Stewart Huntington has more on the Oyate Court. Mycoplasma bovis is common in cattle, but rarely deadly. For buffalo, it's taking a toll. In March 2022, the New York Times reported on Fred Dubray's bison herd - and this disease that has no cure. DuBray has been ranching on the Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota for 30 years. Take a look at this interview from April. St. Mary's Indian Boarding School is a place tied with history to ICT's national correspondent Mary Annette Pember. The school once operated on the Bad River Ojibwe Reservation in Wisconsin. It was the school her mother attended. In 2017 Jessie Taken Alive-Rencountre won the Great Plains Emerging Tribal Writer Award for her first book, "Pet'a Shows Misun the Light. " Since then, the writer, who includes Lakota language and culture, has published three more children's books, including her newest work, "Rainbows in December." In February, we featured a new book from the Minnesota Historical Society Press. "Voices from Pejuhutazizi" is written by Teresa Peterson and Walter "Super" LaBatte, Jr. Pioneer PBS in Granite Falls, Minnesota that featured LaBatte's work in its Postcards series.

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Broadcast In: English