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Preparing for Miss Navajo Nation competition

On this Tuesday edition of the ICT Newscast, a new book highlights Indigenous teachings for living well. We’re learning all about this year’s Miss Navajo Nation and more from an impressive women’s rugby player
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A new book called “The Seven Circles: Indigenous Teachings for Living Well” hit the shelves late last year. One of the co-authors, Chelsey Luger, shares more about what readers can learn in the book.

Gabbe Nakai is a 16-year-old Indigenous advocate. She breaks down a trip to Washington, D.C. this winter where she met with high-level federal officials to share what matters to her.

Valentina Clitso is Miss Navajo Nation 2022-2023. She swept the awards competition and tells us how she prepared.

Kathryn Treder is Inupiaq and Aleut. She recently represented Team USA at the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. 


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