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Indian Market turns 100 – Indian Country Today

The Southwestern Association for Indian Arts celebrates its 100th Native art market in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Executive Director Kim Peone gives us the highlights.

The market includes some of the best of Indigenous cinema. The National Museum of the American Indian presents the Native Cinema Showcase. Cynthia Benitez talks about the films.

Santa Fe will be a major hub for Indigenous creatives, that includes for artist and jeweler Jodi Webster. Her work includes the patterns and designs of her Ho-chunk and Potawatomi people.

A slice of our indigenous world

  • On Friday, the National Congress of American Indians said, in a statement, that it is “parting ways” with CEO Dante Desiderio. Larry Wright, Jr, Ponca Tribe of Nebraska, has been named the interim CEO.
  • Karuk officials say a wildfire appears to have caused the deaths of tens of thousands of Klamath river fish. The fish were found on a 20-mile stretch of the Klamath river in northern California.
  • The Yakama and Umatilla nations are uniting for what they’re calling “comprehensive salmon recovery” in the pacific northwest. Tribal leaders say they are committed to working with all sectors to restore salmon and other native species.
  • Th Minnesota Chippewa Tribe has heard from tribal citizens about a decades old requirement. Nearly 8,000 votes were cast in late July on whether or not citizens should have 25 percent blood quantum to be enrolled. Sixty-four percent of voters said the blood quantum requirement should be removed from the tribe’s constitution.
  • Tribal communities in New Mexico are investing $146 million for broadband projects, from the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration. The awards are part of the Biden administration’s push to provide high-speed internet to underserved Americans.

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Shirley Sneve, Ponca/Sicangu Lakota, is vice president of broadcasting for Indian Country Today. Follow her on Twitter @rosebudshirley She’s based in Nebraska and Minnesota.

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