February 6th, 2023

KIPI News, August 11, 2022 – Part 2

Faced with the nation’s worst inflation in four decades Native American families are already having more issues affording food, housing and healthcare compared to their white counterparts, a new poll shows. The findings, released Monday from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, mirror prior research detailing the ways in which some people of color are worse off as the cost of living soars. In June, consumer prices rose 9.1% from a year earlier, hitting a nearly 41-year high. 

Nicole Aunapu Mann will be making history as the first Native woman to fly into space this fall. Mann, enrolled in Wailacki of the Round Valley Indian Tribes in northern California, will be aboard the SpaceX Crew-5 mission to go to the International Space Station no earlier than Sept. 29. “It’s very exciting,” Mann said “I think it’s important that we communicate this to our community, so that other Native kids, if they thought maybe that this was not a possibility or to realize that some of those barriers that used to be there are really starting to get broken down.”

If you’ve seen Prey already on Disney+  then you will know that Amber Midthunder is an absolute force of nature. Not just anyone can take on cinema’s most notorious hunter and emerge with their spine still attached to the rest of their body critics say, as Naru, a Comanche woman who wants to become a great hunter in her own right, Midthunder proves she’s more than up to the test. Mid Thunder is from the Ft. Peck reservation in Montana.