Conference Registration

Register for the 2019 National Native Media Conference with early bird member rate through May 31

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. Early bird registration pricing is current through May 31, 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. 

Conference Schedule at-a-Glance

Sunday, Sept. 15

8AM – 4 PM – NAJA/CNAN Pre-Conference Workshops (Pre-registration required)

5-8 PM – NAJA/CNAN Registration

6-8 PM – NAJA/CNAN Opening Night Reception

Monday, Sept. 16

7AM – Breakfast

8-8:45 AM – NAJA/CNAN Welcome and Opening Ceremony

9-11:45 AM – NAJA Breakout Sessions

12-2 PM – NAJA Membership Luncheon and Business Meeting (Ticketed event)

2:15-5 PM – NAJA Breakout Sessions

6:15 PM – NAJA/CNAN Welcome Dinner and Keynote Speaker

Tuesday, Sept. 17

7AM – Breakfast

8-12 PM – NAJA Breakout Sessions

11:30-12:30 PM – NAJA/CNAN Joint Lunch

1-4:45 PM – NAJA Breakout Sessions

4:45-6 PM NAJA/CNAN Reception / Poster Session

6:15 PM Dinner on your own

7 PM NAJA Movie Night

8-10:30 PM – NAJA Two Shoes Pool Tournament (RSVP / offsite)

Wednesday, Sept. 18

7 AM – Breakfast

8-12 PM – NAJA Breakout Sessions

12-1 PM – Lunch on your own

1:15-5 PM – NAJA Breakout Sessions

6-7 PM – NAJA President’s Reception (Ticketed event)

7-10 PM – NAJA National Native Media Awards Banquet and Culture Night (Ticketed event)

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 Monday, 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 seperately by all attendees.

Hotel

A block of hotel rooms at Mystic Lake has been reserved for conference attendees. Rooms will be available for the discounted rate of $135 per night. The deadline for booking a room in this reserved block is August 21. Please note that 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.