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21 May 2009

TRIBES ON TV: Wearing the latest tribal fashion for 1976, host Harriett Skye studied the studio monitor before taping an interview with Ronnie Lupe, chairman of the White Mountain Apache Tribe, White River, AZ, on her program “Indian Country Today.” The one-half-hour, bi-weekly program began airing on western North Dakota’s NBC stations in 1972, making it one of the first TV programs in the nation to address American Indian issues as part of a commercial broadcaster’s ascertainment of community needs. Skye interviewed a wide range of tribal, state and national leaders in her role as host of the program and director of the United Tribes Office of Public Information. Some “Indian Country Today” program’s are preserved on videotape and held in the collections of the State Historical Society of North Dakota. The program ended in 1984. Today Skye is the United Tribes Vice President of Intertribal Programs.

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