The Native American Journalists Association Board of Directors will address survey and name change considerations with membership
NORMAN, Oklahoma — The Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) Board of Directors invite membership to discuss the recently released NAJA Member Survey. The virtual Q&A is scheduled for March 18 from 7:30-8:30 p.m. CST via Zoom.
Current members may register to attend the Q&A using the email address associated with their NAJA membership here.
The consideration of a name change to “Indigenous Journalists Association” recognizes the need to develop relationships, contacts, and cooperation across international borders and reflects a desire to align terminology with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
NAJA President Francine Compton invites all members to join the discussion.
“We welcome members to join us for a question and answer session on everything in the survey. We want to hear direct feedback about the potential name change and what the future holds for Indigenous journalism. I look forward to seeing members connect with us on Zoom, it’s been too long since we had a big gathering,” Compton said.
Completing the survey does not constitute a “vote” in favor or against the change. Any proposal to modify the organization’s governing documents, including a name change, would be considered by eligible voting members as part of the formal elections process.
Current members may take the survey and enter a weekly drawing to win a $100 Amazon digital gift card each Friday in March.
A recording of the meeting will also be made available to NAJA members and requests may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Native American Journalists Association empowers more than 700 members representing tribal, nonprofit, freelance and mainstream media professionals in promoting accurate coverage of Indian Country, supporting newsroom diversity and defending challenges to free press, speech and expression.