NAJA Member Profile: Tsanavi Spoonhunter, 2015 Student Fellow

My name is Tsanavi Spoonhunter and I am Paiute, Lakota and Northern Arapaho. Although I’m an enrolled member of the Northern Arapaho Tribe, I was raised on the Big Pine Paiute Reservation in Big Pine, California. In December 2017, I graduated with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in journalism with a minor in foreign affairs … More NAJA Member Profile: Tsanavi Spoonhunter, 2015 Student Fellow

NAJA Member Profile: Sarah Liese, 2017 Student Fellow

by Sarah Liese, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians The Native American Journalism Fellowship taught me so much more than I ever could have imagined. As cliché as that sounds, I walked away from the 2017 Excellence in Journalism conference as a more confident individual. I gained lifelong friendships with other Native people from around the … More NAJA Member Profile: Sarah Liese, 2017 Student Fellow

NAJA Member Profile, Rose Aguilar: Native radio host awarded ‘2017 Most Valuable Local Radio Show’

by Sarah Liese While on vacation, Rose Aguilar (Pomo/Paiute), host of ‘Your Call,’ received an email that her journalistic reporting gained recognition. The Nation Magazine awarded her San Francisco public-radio station KALW the “2017 Most Valuable Local Radio Show.” The award reassured Aguilar that her work was having an effect on her listeners. “Your Call” … More NAJA Member Profile, Rose Aguilar: Native radio host awarded ‘2017 Most Valuable Local Radio Show’

NAJA Member Profile: Shea Smith, 2017 Student Fellow

by Shea Smith, Cherokee Nation Citizen I am beyond grateful to be a part of NAJA. Diversity in journalism is what drives its success; since I joined NAJA and honored as a fellow, I have opened dialogues in classes and among peers about the usage of Native American culture and our heritage. I will go … More NAJA Member Profile: Shea Smith, 2017 Student Fellow

NAJA Member Profile: AJ Earl, 2017 Student Fellow

AJ Earl, a 2017 Native American Journalism Fellow, returns again this year to join other up-and-coming journalists in sharing their experience, lessons and passion for the written word in Miami at this year’s NAHJ/NAJA conference. Starting young, the first article Earl recalled writing was about Japanese educators visiting Hawthorne Elementary School in San Antonio, Texas. … More NAJA Member Profile: AJ Earl, 2017 Student Fellow