Conference Registration

Registration is closed online and will be available on site

The Native American Journalists Association invites members, associates and supporters to attend the 2019 National Native Media Conference Sept. 15-18, 2019 at Mystic Lake Center in Prior Lake, Minnesota. Discounted NAJA member registration pricing is available through Sept. 1, 2019. 

More than 800 attendees from across Indian Country will participate in the National Native Media Conference and Fourth Annual Conference on Native American Nutrition. NAJA and CNAN will host skills-building, informational and hands-on workshops that will foster opportunities for professional growth and generate endless story ideas around health, nutrition and food systems in Native communities.

Attendees represent print and digital media, public relations, communications as well as health, agriculture and tribal food sovereignty. The conference program will feature sessions on Indigenous media, journalism training and workshops, and a wealth of information to support and enhance knowledge and skills of our membership. 

View the Conference Schedule here

Special Events 

Sessions will be led by Indigenous journalists teaching in-depth skills and sharing new insights on media in Indian Country. Attendees of both conferences may attend all joint meals, events and keynote presentations, including Opening Night Reception on Sunday, Sept. 15. Special events fare will feature local game and produce and highlight Indigenous preparation techniques. Daily breakfast and lunch options are included in full registration pricing. 

Tickets for the NAJA Membership Meeting and Business Luncheon on Monday, Sept. 16 are free to NAJA members with full registration. Additional tickets are available for purchase at $50 each to both members and non-members. The luncheon program will feature keynote speaker and NAJA Founder Tim Giago.

Tickets to the National Native Media Awards Banquet and Culture Night on Wednesday, Sept. 18 are $85 each and are not included with registration. All banquet tickets must be purchased separately by all attendees.


NAJA does not secure or cover room reservations for attendees. Reservations should be made by calling the hotel at 952-445-9000 or 800-262-7799 and identifying yourself as a participant of the Native American Journalists Association event. Or make online reservations here.