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Navajo/Pueblo woman is new NAJA executive director

Kim Baca, a Navajo and Santa Clara Pueblo woman from New Mexico, has been hired as the interim executive director of the Native American Journalists Association.

Baca, a former reporter, most recently worked at the National American Indian Housing Council in Washington, D.C. She served as a communications specialist and a legislative assistant.

"After seeing Congress' attempts to hack away at tribal governments and test tribal law, it is more important now to create a unified front in Indian Country to relay accurate information about our sovereign rights," Baca said in a statement [Text]. "We, as Native journalists, also need to ensure our own tribal governments are being held accountable so that accurate information is being dispersed within our own borders."

Baca replaces Ron Walters, who resigned in May.

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Indian group names new director (AP 6/8)

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