2019 Native American Journalism Fellowship applications now open

The Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) is committed to increasing the representation of Indigenous journalists in mainstream media. One of the ways NAJA supports and empowers members is through the annual Native American Journalism Fellowship (NAJF), which is open to current American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian and First Nations college students, undergraduate and graduate, … More 2019 Native American Journalism Fellowship applications now open

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

John S. Knight Fellowship applications now open

The John S. Knight (JSK) Journalism Fellowships supports diverse leaders from around the world who are deeply engaged in exploring solutions to the most urgent issues facing journalism, which we define as: Challenging Misinformation and Disinformation. Holding the Powerful Accountable. Eradicating News Deserts and Strengthening Local News. Fighting Bias, Intolerance and Injustice. Applications for the … More John S. Knight Fellowship applications now open

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