Covering Indian Health disparities

PRIOR LAKE, Minn. — Covering health care is a challenge for journalists, both at tribal and non-tribal outlets.  Jourdan Bennett-Begaye is a Diné journalist who has worked in health and education in Indigenous culture for eight years and is currently Washington editor for Indian Country Today. Bennett-Begaye spoke Tuesday at the Covering Health Disparities in … More Covering Indian Health disparities

Artist at the National Native Media Conference carries on tribal traditions

Story and photos by Makayla Sloan This year’s National Native Media Conference features over two dozen Native vendors selling handmade items such as jewelry and other traditional regalia. One artist among them is Dan Simonds (Mashantucket Pequot), an Indigenous wampum jewelry maker. Simonds, born and raised in Norwich, Connecticut, is a lifelong artist. He has … More Artist at the National Native Media Conference carries on tribal traditions

Minnesota community college gives Indigenous students opportunities in media

By Caitlin Hunt A Minnesota community college is providing Indigenous students with a creative outlet to display stories from their community.  The Ojibwemowining Digital Arts Studio is a part of the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in Cloquet, Minnesota. Founded in 1987, the college is the first and only tribal and state college … More Minnesota community college gives Indigenous students opportunities in media

The fight for visibility on Franklin Avenue

By Taylor Notah & Arielle Farve MINNEAPOLIS – For Minneapolis local Elizabeth Day, a citizen of the Leech Lake Band Nation, Franklin Avenue is home. “I grew up in the Twin City-area, so I consider myself as being urban Indian,” Day said. “Franklin Avenue is friendly. It’s family. It draws people here.” Day works as … More The fight for visibility on Franklin Avenue

2019 National Native Media Conference

MINNEAPOLIS – The Native American Journalists Association, NAJA, is hosting its 2019 National Native Media Conference at the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel and Conference Center in Prior Lake, Minnesota.  The conference is joined by the Fourth Annual Conference on Native American Nutrition. The National Native Media Conference is the largest Native American Media Conference in … More 2019 National Native Media Conference