A critical part of the NAJA mission is to support, enhance, and increase the representation of Indigenous voices in the media industry. NAJA creates and operates programs that recruit, cultivate, train, mentor and network young Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, First Nations, Inuit and Metis people in order to help them establish lasting careers in the industry.
NAJA has created the Pathways Fellowship for our early-career professional members who may still be finding their way into the industry. This fellowship will act as an extension of our existing student programs, and provide fellows with training, mentorship, professional development, and networking to help identify their chosen professional path.
Many but not all of our Pathways fellows will be graduates of our other programs including the Native American Journalism Fellowship, College Chapters, NAJA Scholarships, or Project Mentors. Our Pathways fellows will receive funding to attend our annual conference, participate in skills trainings, and participate in leadership development activities.