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


Massachusetts where some Native Americans decry the arrival of the pilgrims in 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. Al Roker missed his first Macy's day Thanksgiving Day parade in 27 years as he's recovering from a health scare. The film Today Show meteorologists recently shared he had been hospitalized with a blood clot in his leg that traveled to his lungs. He said, after some medical whack a mole, I'm fortunate to be getting terrific medical care and I'm on the road to recovery. He wrote on his verified Instagram account. Thanks for all the well wishes and prayers. I hope to see you soon. It kept Roker from the traditional co hosting of the annual parade along with his Today Show colleagues. The NBC meteorologist Dylan dwyer filled in for Roku at the event. Thursday and fielded a call from president Joe Biden and the First Lady, Jill Biden, who inquired a how Roku was doing. She told them your colleague is doing well. One of the most prestigious titles in academia now belongs to a fairfax county native who studies at Georgetown university. Over the next couple of years, he wants to focus on our financial system and helping 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. WTO

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