2019 National Native Media Conference


The Native American Journalists Association in association with the Fourth Annual Conference on Native American Nutrition (CNAN), would like to invite all NAJA members and supporters to attend the National Native Media Conference September 15-18, 2019 in Prior Lake, Minnesota.

The conference program will feature sessions about Indigenous media, journalism training and workshops, and a wealth of information to support and enhance knowledge and skills of our membership. This year, the joint conference will also focus on food systems, nutrition and health in Indian Country.

Sessions will be led by Indigenous journalists teaching in-depth skills and sharing new insights on media in Indian Country. Attendees of both conferences will have the chance to attend joint meals, events and keynote presentations.

Conference planning in underway and we hope to see you this September at Mystic Lake! Bookmark this page for planning updates and deadlines! (Updated May 17, 2019)

NAJA Conference Program Agenda

CNAN Conference Program Agenda

National Native Media Conference sponsorships:

Do you want to sponsor the largest gathering of Indigenous journalists in North America? Contact us today to discuss sponsorship opportunities that could include branding, session content, expo space, and more. Download our sponsorship guide and expo map for more information, then contact us at contact@naja.com to schedule a time to meet. We can customize a sponsorship package that works for you!

Sponsored conference session proposals:

If your organization would like to propose a session for the conference, NAJA can include it in a conference sponsorship package. Please contact us at contact@naja.com to start the conversation.

Hotel accommodations:

A block of hotel rooms at Mystic Lake has been reserved for conference attendees. Rooms will be available for $135 per night. The deadline for booking a room in this reserved block is August 21. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel at 952-445-9000 or 800-262-7799 and identifying yourself as a participant of the Native American Journalists Association event.

Reservations can also be made online here.

Mystic Lake Center

2400 Mystic Lake Blvd NW
Prior Lake, MN 55372

Mystic Lake Center is 25 miles from the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport and southwest of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Take Highway 169 to Mystic Lake Drive NW. Stay in the left two lanes (do not take the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel exit). At the stoplight, take a right onto Dakotah Parkway, which will take you under an overpass. Drive until you reach a roundabout, and take the third exit off of the roundabout onto Mystic Center Drive. Park in the “Self-Park” lot near Mystic Lake Center.

If you are staying at the hotel, take Highway 169 to Mystic Lake Drive NW. Free valet and self-parking is available to all conference attendees.