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Tribe signs national park agreement

On the Monday edition of the ICT Newscast, a southern California tribe has entered into a co-management agreement with Joshua Tree National Park. A new historic novel tackles the oil boom in Oklahoma and a Seneca artist is honored for his community work
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A new novel focuses on true events for Muscogee (Creek) Nation citizens in the Tulsa area in the 1920s. Author JD Colbert joins us to talk about his book, “Between Two Fires - The Creek Murders and the Birth of the Oil Capital of the World.” He’s a columnist and served Native Americans and tribes in the banking industry.

There is a new practice gaining traction because of its power in recognizing tribal nations as a key decision-maker. It is called co-management. This is significant because it returns the rightful authority to tribal nations in stewarding and protecting land and resources in places like national parks. ICT’s Paris Wise sat down with 29 Palms Tribal Chairman Darrell Mike and Joshua Tree Superintendent David Smith.

A Seneca artist is the recipient of the 2023 Johnson Fellowship for Artists Transforming Communities. Americans for the Arts awarded this grant to G. Peter Jemison. His contemporary visual artworks are in museums around the world. He has been a leading voice in successfully advocating for Native rights around issues of repatriation of sacred objects, cultural patrimony, and the human remains of the Haudenosaunee.

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Shirley Sneve, Ponca/Sicangu Lakota, is vice president of broadcasting for the ICT Newscast. Follow her on Twitter @rosebudshirley. She is based in Nebraska and Minnesota.

Aliyah Chavez, Kewa Pueblo, is the anchor of the ICT Newscast. On Twitter: @aliyahjchavez.

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McKenzie Allen-Charmley, Dena’ina Athabaskan, is a producer of the ICT Newscast. On Twitter: @mallencharmley.

Maxwell Montour, Pottawatomi, is a newscast editor for the ICT Newscast. On Instagram: max.montour. Montour is based in Phoenix.

Drea Yazzie, Diné, is a producer and editor for the ICT newscast. On Twitter: @quindreayazzie. Yazzie is based in Phoenix.

Paris Wise, Zia and Laguna Pueblo, is a producer for the ICT Newscast. Instagram and Twitter: @parisiswise. Email:

Pacey Smith Garcia, Ute, is a production assistant for the ICT newscast. On Twitter: @paceyjournalist.

RipLey-Simone Kennebrew is an intern for the ICT Newscast. On Twitter: @ripleysimoneken

Daniel Herrera Carbajal is an intern for the ICT Newscast. On Twitter: @daniulherrrera

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