NPR airs inaccurate story about ICWA case

The Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) issued the following statement after National Public Radio broadcast and published “Native American Adoption Law Challenged As Racially Biased” – an inaccurate and imprecise story about an Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) custody case: NPR violated its ethics policy by failing to thoroughly fact check its reporting and allowing … More NPR airs inaccurate story about ICWA case

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

Journalism organizations urge the Muscogee (Creek) Nation to reinstate its free press act

The Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) and other free press advocates condemn the Muscogee (Creek) Nation’s decision to repeal it’s press freedom law. The move by the nation’s tribal council is an alarming attack on press freedom in Indian Country. On Nov. 7, the Muscogee (Creek) National Council introduced legislation to repeal the free press … More Journalism organizations urge the Muscogee (Creek) Nation to reinstate its free press act

New VAWA reporting guide released

The Native American Journalists Association has published a new reporter’s guide to covering violence against women in Indian Country. The release coincides with the “Covering sexual assault in Indian Country and beyond” symposium hosted in collaboration with Ohio University on Nov. 14. The guide provides information about the Violence Against Women Act and direction for … More New VAWA reporting guide released

NAJA condemns repeal of Muscogee (Creek) free press act

The Native American Journalists Association condemns the Muscogee (Creek) Nation’s repeal of the free press law and asks Muscogee (Creek) citizens to support an independent press free of government influence and censorship. On Thursday evening, the Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council voted 7-6 to repeal the tribe’s Free Press Act and move its award-winning independent … More NAJA condemns repeal of Muscogee (Creek) free press act