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The Exchange 08.10.22: International Day of the World Indigenous Peoples; Three Sisters Project & City of Hustle

Three Sisters Gardening Project
Group by Department of World Languages and Cultures, ISU
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Group by Department of World Languages and Cultures, ISU
Three Sisters Gardening Project

This week on The Exchange, Tuesday was the International Day of the World Indigenous Peoples. A summit highlighting Native Nation sovereignty and environmental justice took place at Metro Community College in Omaha. We have a report.

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2022 Indigenous Peoples Summit held in Omaha, NE, Tuesday, August 9, 2022

We also learn about an effort among local native American tribes to reconnect growing preparing and eating food with their culture. There is a community garden that is part of the Three Sisters Project in Macy, Nebraska. We speak with Iowa State University assistant professor Christina Gish Hill. Gish Hill focuses her research on American Indian/Native cultures of the Northern Plains and Midwest. She talks about her work on the Three Sisters Project.

Also, we talk world-renowned author and expert in leadership DJ Vanas about his new book, The Warrior Within.

The Warrior Within: Own Your Power to Serve, Fight, Protect and Heal
The Warrior Within: Own Your Power to Serve, Fight, Protect and Heal by DJ Vanas
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The Warrior Within: Own Your Power to Serve, Fight, Protect and Heal by DJ Vanas
DJ Vanas
Author DJ Vanas

The Sioux City School Board is asking the community for applications to take the place of a board member who resigned suddenly last week. We have details.

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The new Kids Count report from Annie E. Casey Foundation is out. We'll find out what it says about Iowa children's health and education. We speak with Anne Discher, executive director of the group Common Good Iowa, which partners with the foundation.

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The Annie E. Casey Foundation Kids Count Data Center

Also, we have an update from Heartland Counseling Services about its work training police officers to assist people with mental illness and other issues. We talk with Heartland's Jennifer Hart.
And we talk with Patrick Hicks, a writer-in-residence at Augustana University in Sioux Falls. He is co-editor of forthcoming book of essays about the growth and history of Sioux Falls. The book is called City of Hustle and it comes out in October.

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City of Hustle: A Sioux Falls Anthology

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