Seaplanes: Puyallup’s new venture

When people visit Ruston Way in Tacoma, Washington, they will soon see a new seaplane terminal and restaurants. The ventures are the latest projects for the Puyallup Tribe. The tribal nation with 5,000 citizens recently announced it is adding seaplane services to its economic portfolio. Matt Wadhwani, the financial officer of the Puyallup Tribe explains.

For too long, Native peoples stories and futures have been written by others. But today, Native leaders and Native youth are writing their own path forward. Featured on the PBS series Roadtrip Nation, Kimberlee Blevins from the Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation tells us more.

R. Vincent Moniz, Jr. has joined the ICT Newscast as a senior producer. He’s Nueta and Oglala. He’s a poet and performance artist and lives in Bismarck, North Dakota. A slice of our Indigenous world

The U.S. Supreme Court has issued a ruling in a highly disputed case in Indian Country. On Wednesday, the high court ruled in the case Oklahoma versus Castro-Huerta. In a 5-4 vote, it said that the state of Oklahoma has the ability to prosecute non-Native people, when the victim is Native and the crime is committed on tribal lands. This decision ultimately limits the scope of the 2020 ruling in McGirt v. Oklahoma.

In the Grand Canyon State, local Native students can now attend college at the University of Arizona free of charge. The university announced that any student enrolled in any of the state’s 22 tribal nations can now receive free tuition and fees. […]

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