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R. Vincent Moniz, Jr.

senior producer, ICT Newscast

R. Vincent Moniz, Jr. is the senior producer of the ICT Newscast. He’s NuÉta and Oglala from the Three Affiliated Tribes in North Dakota. This award winning poet and filmmaker was raised in the Little Earth of United Tribes housing projects in South Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The themes in Vincent's poetry contain multitudes. From growing up in the Phillips neighborhood of south Minneapolis to speaking against Native American Stereotypes, Moniz finds agency, humor, and poetry in the adventure of being an Urban Indian. This Southside firestarter was selected for numerous national writing fellowships. At the E. Donald Two-Rivers Memorial Poetry Slam, Vincent was crowned and is now the current and reigning Individual World Poetry's SLAM's Indigenous Slam Champion.