Roker, United American Indians, Kisha James discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News


It's three 53, an annual protest has been held in Plymouth, Massachusetts, where some Native Americans are speaking out about the arrival of the pilgrims dating back to 1620. The United American Indians of New England have declared Thanksgiving Day to be a national day of mourning. Members of the wampanoag tribe mourn the arrival of the colonists accusing them of bringing illness, racism and oppression to Native American people. This is kisha James. When people celebrate the myth of Thanksgiving, they are not only erasing our genocide, but also celebrating it. The group is calling for better policies to protect Native Americans and land restitution. I'm Jackie Quinn. Big Al. Al Roker, missed his first Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in 27 years. As he recovers from a health scare, the fame today meteorologists recently shared that he had been hospitalized after a blood clot in his leg, traveled to his lungs, Roker wrote on his verified Instagram account after some medical whack a mole. I'm fortunate to be getting terrific medical care and on the way to recovery. It kept Roker from his traditional co hosting of the annual parade, along with his today colleagues, Savannah Guthrie and hoda kotb, NBC meteorologist Dylan dreyer filled in for Roker at the event and fielded a call from president Joe Biden in the First Lady who inquired about how Roker was doing dreyer told them her colleague is quote doing great. And one of the most prestigious titles in academia now belongs to a fairfax county native who studies at Georgetown university over the next few years he wants to focus on financial systems in developing countries. 21 year old author of Gupta is now a Rhodes scholar. To be honest, all of this still doesn't really feel real. Girly is a senior studying science technology in international affairs. Financial inclusion is something that I really care a lot about. It's something we take for granted here in the United States where it's pretty easy to open a bank account or to get a line of credit. But in a lot of developing countries, these things are not nearly as common. With the Rhodes scholarship, he will earn two master's degrees at Oxford University, fully diving into financial inclusion and technological solutions. He begins next year. I'm lucky that it worked out, but even if it did, I know this is something that I'm going to devote my life to regardless. Three 55

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