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Tim Giago: Charles Trimble's passing leaves a big hole in the world of Native journalism
Tim Giago: Charles Trimble's passing leaves a big hole in the world of Native journalism (March 3, 2020)

When Charles Trimble first showed up at the boarding school on the Pine Ridge Reservation, he was dropped off by his mother.


'He was punished for sexual harassment': Allegations at National Congress of American Indians resurface in court
'He was punished for sexual harassment': Allegations at National Congress of American Indians resurface in court (February 27, 2020)

The National Congress of American Indians drove another nail into the coffin of its senior-most attorney following his ouster from the organization.


Indian child welfare legal challenge is about ending tribal sovereignty
Indian child welfare legal challenge is about ending tribal sovereignty (November 25, 2019)

Before the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978, more than a quarter of American Indian and Alaska Native children were removed from their homes.


Tim Giago: Native American media faces a perilous future
Tim Giago: Native American media faces a perilous future (September 30, 2019)

Native American media has come a long way in the past 50 years, but in which direction it will head from here is anybody’s guess.


Doug George-Kanentiio: Ray Cook always stood up for his Mohawk ideals
Doug George-Kanentiio: Ray Cook always stood up for his Mohawk ideals (August 12, 2019)

Ray Cook was one of the most passionate of writers, a believer in the viability of his heritage and one committed to a long standing tradition among his people.


Tim Giago: Paying tribute to the man who cheered Native journalists on
Tim Giago: Paying tribute to the man who cheered Native journalists on (February 25, 2019)

Bill Dulaney, the man who encouraged the formation of what became the Native American Journalists Association, is terminally ill.


Muscogee (Creek) Nation lawmakers consider independent press bill
Muscogee (Creek) Nation lawmakers consider independent press bill (December 6, 2018)

Efforts are underway to restore freedom of the press to the Muscogee (Creek) Nation.


Muscogee (Creek) Nation condemned for changes at media outlet
Muscogee (Creek) Nation condemned for changes at media outlet (November 13, 2018)

The formerly independent Mvskoke Media is being placed under the control of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation's executive branch.


Pipe bomb suspect claimed false ties to 'unconquered' Seminole Tribe
Pipe bomb suspect claimed false ties to 'unconquered' Seminole Tribe (October 29, 2018)

The Florida man accused of sending more than a dozen pipe bombs to prominent Democrats is not connected to the Seminole Tribe.


More tribal leaders criticize ruling in Indian Child Welfare Act case
More tribal leaders criticize ruling in Indian Child Welfare Act case (October 10, 2018)

A federal judge struck down the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 as unconstitutional.


Tim Giago: Native America loses a great journalist
Tim Giago: Native America loses a great journalist (September 17, 2018)

Adrian C. Louis, the Paiute author, poet and journalist, has passed on.


Tim Giago: Native American Journalists Association still going strong
Tim Giago: Native American Journalists Association still going strong (July 2, 2018)

A new generation of Indian journalists is taking the Native American Journalists Association into the new world of electronic media.


Tim Giago: Nothing could ever beat the smell of ink in a Native newsroom
Tim Giago: Nothing could ever beat the smell of ink in a Native newsroom (April 5, 2018)

Newspapers like The Navajo Times and the former Indian Country Today made Indian journalism fun.


Tim Giago: Media in Indian Country still finds strength in the face of bad news
Tim Giago: Media in Indian Country still finds strength in the face of bad news (September 25, 2017)

I sent the Oneida Nation an email asking them to let me have the 'Indian Country Today' name back.


Mark Trahant: Native journalist charged by North Dakota authorities
Mark Trahant: Native journalist charged by North Dakota authorities (February 7, 2017)

It’s not Jenni Monet who will be on trial. It’s the First Amendment.


Steve Russell: Freedom of the press still lacking in Indian Country
Steve Russell: Freedom of the press still lacking in Indian Country (October 12, 2016)

'Freedom of information can only make our governments better.'


Vincent Schilling: Women are strongest warriors in Indian Country
Vincent Schilling: Women are strongest warriors in Indian Country (August 5, 2015)

As a Native American man, and as a man who tries to live my life as a warrior, I would be nothing without the loving guidance of Native women that I know and care about.


Brandon Ecoffey: Delivering stories that matter to Indian Country
Brandon Ecoffey: Delivering stories that matter to Indian Country (July 2, 2015)

In the world of journalism, praise is limited, and critiques are a dime a dozen.


Lakota Country Times: Newspaper takes home top honors at NAJA
Lakota Country Times: Newspaper takes home top honors at NAJA (July 2, 2015)

In what some may have deemed an upset, Lakota Country Times put on quite a showing at this year’s Native American Journalist’s Association National Native Media awards.


Native Sun News: Rapid City paper admits error with headline
Native Sun News: Rapid City paper admits error with headline (February 17, 2015)

Since the founding of Hay Camp in 1876, race relations between Native Americans and whites in the Rapid City area have been tainted and marred by instances like those which took place at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center these past few weeks.


NAJA: Paper owes apology for flawed story about Indian children
NAJA: Paper owes apology for flawed story about Indian children (February 2, 2015)

The Rapid City Journal published a regrettable headline and flawed story on Saturday that represents one of the more troubling examples of irresponsible coverage of Native Americans in recent years.


Native Sun News: Paper takes home awards at NAJA meeting
Native Sun News: Paper takes home awards at NAJA meeting (July 21, 2014)

Native Sun News continued its hot streak in taking home three writing prizes at the Native American Journalists Association’s 2014 media awards.


Mary Hudetz: Slow moving justice for women in Indian Country
Mary Hudetz: Slow moving justice for women in Indian Country (June 16, 2014)

Mary Hudetz says the Tribal Law and Order Act and the Violence Against Women Act still don't fully protect Native women from violence.


Native Sun News: Tim Giago inducted into NAJA's Hall of Fame
Native Sun News: Tim Giago inducted into NAJA's Hall of Fame (August 8, 2013)

The Native American Journalists Association celebrated its 30th Anniversary at their annual convention on July 17 - 20 held in Phoenix this year.


Native Sun News: Natives in media to be discussed at forum
Native Sun News: Natives in media to be discussed at forum (June 26, 2013)

With widespread under representation and misrepresentation in the media, a forum has been set up to address this age-old problem.


Magazine claims actress wasn't dressed up to look 'Native'
Magazine claims actress wasn't dressed up to look 'Native' (March 15, 2013)

Actress Michelle Williams on the cover of AnOther Magazine. AnOther Magazine said actress Michelle Williams wasn't dressed up to look "Native" even though her appearance has been widely interpreted...


Navajo Nation demands apology for joke about 'drunk Indians'
Navajo Nation demands apology for joke about 'drunk Indians' (March 5, 2013)

The Navajo Nation and the Native American Journalists Association are demanding an apology for a "drunk Indians" comment made on a CBS television show. A character on the "Mike &...


Native Sun News: Former NAJA leader worried about finances
Native Sun News: Former NAJA leader worried about finances (November 28, 2011)

The following story was written and reported by Jesse Abernathy. All content © Native Sun News. Darla Leslie, former NAJA president. Rhonda LeValdo, new NAJA president. Shirley Sneve, former NAJA...


Blog:   Native American Journalists Association loses president
Blog: Native American Journalists Association loses president (November 16, 2011)

"Darla Leslie, president of the Native American Journalists Association, resigned Saturday, saying in a message posted Monday on Facebook, "I believe NAJA is on the verge of financial ruin. My...


Ray Cook: A bit of censorship in Tim Giago's rewrite of NAJA  history
Ray Cook: A bit of censorship in Tim Giago's rewrite of NAJA history (February 1, 2011)

It now appears Tim Giago is dappling in a bit of censorship himself with his rewriting of the Native American Journalist Association history. As every decent journalist knows, with...


Tim Giago: Native journalists owe  a big debt to USA Today founder
Tim Giago: Native journalists owe a big debt to USA Today founder (January 31, 2011)

There have been so many people assuming to be co-founders of the Native American Journalists Association that I will tell you how it started and let you determine who is...