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Agriculture budget impacts Native nations

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's $32 billion budget has a large impact in Native nations, but regulations can sometimes hinder tribal access. USDA Director of Tribal Relations Heather Dawn Thompson says changes are underway. ICT's Stewart Huntington has more.

An Anishinaabe man joins the ranks of other Native American veterans that have been given the distinct honor of having their names on U.S. Navy ships. In 2023, Nisqually citizen and marine Billy Frank, Jr. and Tsimshian citizen and Navy seal Solomon Atkinson were given the honor. Last week, Navy officials announced its next Navajo-class ship will be named after James D. Fairbanks. Minnesota Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan attended the ceremony.

James and Ernie is a Diné comedy duo that has been entertaining Indian Country for decades. While the pair still performs together, each has taken their own path. ICT's Shirley Sneve has this interview with James Junes.


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