Indigenous Languages Caucus seeks Native journalists for IY2019

The Global Indigenous Languages Caucus of the United Nations is seeking Native American journalists to help with the upcoming year of Indigenous languages. The International Year of Indigenous Languages (IY2019) is both an important mechanism for international cooperation and a year-long celebration, dedicated to promoting an area of international interest or concern. Through the mobilization … More Indigenous Languages Caucus seeks Native journalists for IY2019

NAJA supports Muscogee (Creek) Nation bill reinstating free press for Mvskoke Media

MCN National Council Committee to vote on NCA 18-184 Dec. 6 The Native American Journalists Association supports Muscogee (Creek) National Council bill NCA 18-184, which would restore free press to Mvskoke Media. The new law would also reseat the former editorial board. A move toward the reinstatement of an independent media would allow for the … More NAJA supports Muscogee (Creek) Nation bill reinstating free press for Mvskoke Media

NAJA responds to headline “Cowboys Scalp Indians”

The Native American Journalists Association extends an invitation to Michael Brooks and publisher Chris Lundstrom to participate in an ethics and coverage training. Michael Brooks, a sports writer for the Jackson County Herald-Tribune, recently authored a story headlined “Cowboys Scalp Indians” posted to the jacksonconews.com website. This headline marks a significant lapse in ethical judgement … More NAJA responds to headline “Cowboys Scalp Indians”

Democracy Fund releases American Indian Media Today report

Native American media emerged from the need for tribes to advocate for their sovereignty and lives during the 1820s and 1830s. Today, Native media remains committed to its advocacy roots, but with the majority of Native media being owned by tribal governments, Native American media often acts to promote tribal government messages to Native people … More Democracy Fund releases American Indian Media Today report

NAJA asserts that repeal of free press protections violates declaration of Indigenous rights

Muscogee (Creek) National Council Rep. David Hill recently introduced legislation to re-establish free press protections for Mvskoke Media. The bill failed by a vote of 9-6, one short of the required two-thirds majority, with Reps. Pete Beaver, Joyce Deere, Johnnie Greene, James Jennings, Darrell Proctor and Adam Jones III voting against reinstatement. The Native American … More NAJA asserts that repeal of free press protections violates declaration of Indigenous rights

Indigenous media justice training set for Dec. 6-9

The Northern Arizona University School of Communication in Flagstaff, Arizona, is seeking applications for media justice citizen training workshop scheduled for Dec. 6 – 9. Participants will learn about producing news stories to better serve Indigenous communities. Lodging and meals will be provided. To apply, email jiun-yi.tsai@nau.edu or rachel.tso@nau.edu.