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

In honor of Indigenous Peoples Day, we repost the Statement of Vision Toward the Next 500 Years

We repost from our friend and colleague Suzan Shown Harjo: “Our Visions” was a historic gathering of 100 Native writers, artists and wisdomkeepers at TaPueblo and sponsored by The Morning Star Institute and The 1992 Alliance. The Statement was the collective work of Oren Lyons and Suzan Shown Harjo, as co-chairs, and Marcus Amerman, James … More In honor of Indigenous Peoples Day, we repost the Statement of Vision Toward the Next 500 Years

NAJA Board unanimously elects Tristan Ahtone president; Bryan Pollard joins staff as director of programs and strategic partnerships

Sterling Cosper of Mvskoke Media appointed to fill the open board position NORMAN, Oklahoma — Bryan Pollard (Cherokee) resigned his seat on the Native American Journalists Association Board of Directors on Aug. 29, after being elected to a third term as president in July 2018.  Pollard will join NAJA in the new full-time staff position … More NAJA Board unanimously elects Tristan Ahtone president; Bryan Pollard joins staff as director of programs and strategic partnerships

The Importance of Native History Told Through Media

By Hunter Hotulke   “It’s important to tell our story from our perspective because the perspectives that are out there are many times incorrect or have been perceived improperly, so its important to tell the real history and the people it actually affected,” –Jennifer Loren, Osiyo TV Many tribes have stories that are passed from … More The Importance of Native History Told Through Media

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