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Friday, March 17 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Perspectives on Indigenous Spirituality

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Panelists examine how Indigenous spirituality and Native people's right to practice their religion as well as the battles around the country to protect millennia-old sacred sites and practices. How can mainstream media better cover indigenous spirituality and issues around Native spiritual practices? How can non-Native people better understand how to approach Indigenous spirituality?

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Patty Talahongva

Multimedia Journalist
Patty Talahongva is Hopi and a multimedia, award winning journalist. She is based in Phoenix, Arizona and has worked with CBS News, NPR, Native America Calling, National Native News and ICT News. She is writing a book on the impacts of the U.S. Government boarding school policy on... Read More →

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Morgan Saunders

Attorney, Native American Rights Fund
Morgan Saunders is an attorney with the Native American Rights Fund based in Washington D.C. Her work has focused on protecting Native religious rights, including wearing eagle feathers at graduation. She also supports the Tribal Supreme Court Project, protecting Native interests... Read More →

Acee Agoyo

Co-Founder, Indianz.com
Acee Agoyo is a co-founder of Indianz.Com, a leading Native American news, information and entertainment website. He currently serves as Editor-In-Chief, covering Indian law and policy in the nation's capital. He was raised at Ohkay Owingeh in New Mexico, the home of his father's... Read More →
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Mary Annette Pember

National Correspondent, ICT News
Mary Annette Pember is national correspondent for ICT News, formerly Indian Country Today. She has worked as an independent journalist focusing on Native American issues since 2000. Her work has appeared in other venues including Reveal News, the Atlantic, the Guardian, the Washington... Read More →

Friday March 17, 2023 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
Bethesdan B&C