NAJA recognizes World Press Freedom Day

In honor of World Press Freedom Day, the Native American Journalists Association recognizes the common struggle for press freedom around the world and within Indigenous communities. NAJA is committed to strengthening and expanding the rights to free speech and a free press for all Indigenous people. We created the Red Press Initiative to better understand … More NAJA recognizes World Press Freedom Day

NAJA urges full reinstatement of Muscogee (Creek) free press provisions

The Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) supports the Muscogee (Creek) National Council’s passage of NCA 18-184 — a bill that would reinstate free press protections for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. NAJA encourages Principal Chief James Floyd to sign NCA 18-184, which was passed with a majority 9-6 vote during the regular session on Saturday, Dec. … More NAJA urges full reinstatement of Muscogee (Creek) free press provisions

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

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