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Missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, Native American imagery in sports, and climate change are just a few issues that uniquely affect Indigenous communities.
There is no shortage of stories to tell, yet Indigenous news rarely makes headlines in mainstream media. Why is this and how do we change it? How have Indigenous journalists filled this gap in coverage? What are best practices for covering Indian Country?
Mark Trahant (Shoshone-Bannock), a veteran reporter, columnist, and editor who recently oversaw a hugely successful relaunch of Indian Country Today, a daily digital news platform that covers the Indigenous world, including American Indians, Alaska Natives, and First Nations
Suzette Brewer (Cherokee Nation), a journalist specializing in federal Indian law and social justice whose books include “Real Indians: Portraits of Contemporary Native Americans” and “America’s Tribal Colleges”
Amy Stretten (Chickahominy), alum of the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY and the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism, bilingual multimedia journalist, and creator of the cultural fashion website The Chief of Style
Robert Pluma (Coahuiltecan), current Newmark J-School student and Tow-Knight Scholar, Indigenous futurist, educator, and Magnum Foundation grantee