Indigenous media justice training set for Dec. 6-9

The Northern Arizona University School of Communication in Flagstaff, Arizona, is seeking applications for media justice citizen training workshop scheduled for Dec. 6 – 9. Participants will learn about producing news stories to better serve Indigenous communities. Lodging and meals will be provided. To apply, email jiun-yi.tsai@nau.edu or rachel.tso@nau.edu.

Journalism organizations urge the Muscogee (Creek) Nation to reinstate its free press act

The Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) and other free press advocates condemn the Muscogee (Creek) Nation’s decision to repeal it’s press freedom law. The move by the nation’s tribal council is an alarming attack on press freedom in Indian Country. On Nov. 7, the Muscogee (Creek) National Council introduced legislation to repeal the free press … More Journalism organizations urge the Muscogee (Creek) Nation to reinstate its free press act

A journalist’s pocket guide to covering domestic violence in Indian Country

by AJ Earl For a majority of Indigenous people in the United States, interpersonal violence is a sad fact of life. In 2016, the National Institute of Justice reported that 84 percent of Native Americans were the victims of violence. Compared to the national average, Native Americans are two times as likely to be the … More A journalist’s pocket guide to covering domestic violence in Indian Country

FNX expansion seeks to make Indigenous content more accessible

by AJ Earl First Nation Experience bills itself as the only nationally-distributed TV channel devoted to Indigenous content, currently making Indigenous culture accessible to an audience of 22 million households—but what is the ultimate goal of this kind of access? Lights, camera, access Standing in “the biggest studio this side of Burbank,” Frank Blanquet (Mayan), … More FNX expansion seeks to make Indigenous content more accessible