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217 Today: A growing movement among Native American tribes promotes controlling where and how they get their food

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • Republican candidate for governor Darren Bailey is still refusing to answer questions related to last year’s Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
  • At least one person is dead following the historic rainfall across the St. Louis region on the night of July 25.
  • The University of Illinois has announced it will keep COVID-19 vaccine requirements this fall at all of its campuses. This comes two weeks after Governor JB Pritzker lifted his vaccine mandate for higher education.
  • Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren says the conference will be bold and aggressive as college sports goes through sweeping change.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn more about the effort across Native American tribes and communities for “food sovereignty,” or people having the right to control where and how they get food. 

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Hannah Meisel, Eric Schmid, Emily Hays, Mark LeBien and Lauren Hines.

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