KIPI News, October 24, 2022 – Part 2

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Authorities say they arrested the third and final suspect they were searching for after two people were found dead and a police officer was shot on a tribal reservation in northeastern Washington State. The Colville Tribal Police Department said it responded to a report of a shooting Thursday in Keller, west of Spokane. Officers found two people dead, and an officer was shot in the arm after finding a vehicle suspected of fleeing the scene. He was doing well after being transported for medical care. Residents of several nearby communities were locked down for hours during the search.

The first Native American woman in space says she’s overwhelmed by the beauty and delicacy of Mother Earth. She’s also channeling “positive energy” as her five-month mission gets underway at the International Space Station, something she learned from her mother. NASA astronaut Nicole Mann is a member of the Wailacki of the Round Valley Indian Tribes in Northern California. Mann says it’s important to recognize that there are all types of people aboard the space station, highlighting “our diversity.” She rocketed into orbit with SpaceX two weeks ago.

The U.S. Department of Justice is suing the owners of a hotel and bar in Rapid City, accusing them of violating the civil rights of Native Americans by refusing their requests to book a room at the Grand Gateway Hotel. Federal prosecutors say Connie Uhre and her son Nicholas Uhre committed racial discrimination in violation of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Prosecutors say Connie Uhre also told other hotel operators and posted on Facebook that Native American customers aren’t welcome. That prompted large protests and lawsuits, including one by Connie’s son Judson Uhre who said her racially charged rant harmed the family business.

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