Farm Bill’s Conservation Program Puts Tribal Enviro Efforts on Level Ground

By AJ Earl The 2018 Farm Bill, an $867 billion piece of legislation currently stalled in Congress, is set to continue a landmark collaborative program that has offered Indian Country a chance to work on conservation with tribes in the lead. The land, water and air conservation program, called the Regional Conservation Partnership Program, or … More Farm Bill’s Conservation Program Puts Tribal Enviro Efforts on Level Ground

A little Native American Journalism Fellowship history for y’all

Karen Lincoln Michel, current editor of Madison Magazine, writes about the 2014 Native American Journalism Fellowship and Project Phoenix in a post on her blog titled Native millennials show a ‘fire’ for journalism. Among her observations, Lincoln Michel notes the basics of the project: The students were put through two-and-a-half days of intensive training in journalism basics and … More A little Native American Journalism Fellowship history for y’all

NAJA announces 2018 NAJF class

NORMAN, Okla., — The Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) has selected 10 students as members of the Native American Journalist Fellowship (NAJF) class of 2018, along with four second-year fellows. The students come from tribal communities and colleges across the nation and will travel to the 2018 National Native Media Conference in Miami, Florida, July … More NAJA announces 2018 NAJF class

A History of NAJA, Part 5: “What are you doing for the next generation”

by AJ Earl NAJA has long invested in students and their futures. These students, seen at conferences almost every year, are the final —and perhaps most crucial — part of the NAJA story. Each year NAJA brings on board a new class of Native American journalism fellows and awards scholarships to college students. Not only do … More A History of NAJA, Part 5: “What are you doing for the next generation”

A History of NAJA, Part 4: Presidents Reflect, Look Forward

Over the years, NAJA presidents have kept the organization’s sights on the future. Bryan Pollard (Cherokee) served as vice president under Azocar’s leadership, and Pollard would be elected NAJA president in September 2016. He recalled his early time in NAJA. “When I first decided to run for the board the first time around, I was … More A History of NAJA, Part 4: Presidents Reflect, Look Forward