Professional - Division I

NAJA National Native Media Awards - Professional Division I

Radio – Best Feature Story

Roy Dick

Yakama Nation Radio

AM1490 KYNR

Professional Division I – Print / Online

Print / Online - Best Column

First Place

Marlon WhiteEagle

Hocak Worak

The Guardian’s “Native American kids who get $200k for graduating” gets it wrong

 

Second Place

Marlon WhiteEagle

Hocak Worak

What does General Council Resolution to legalize and sell marijuana on tribal land really mean?

 

Third Place

Vi Waln

Lakota Country Times

Sicangu Scribe (on education)

 

Print / Online - Best Environmental Story

First Place

Cary Rosenbaum

Tribal Tribune

EPA presents soil study progress to impacted communities

 

Second Place

Sacha Smith

The Southern Ute Drum

Time will tell the extent of the oil spill

 

Third Place

Ken Luchterhand

Hocak Worak

Legislature gives nod for clean energy

  

Print - Best Sports Photo

First Place

Damon Toledo

The Southern Ute Drum

The all-Native tug of war

 

Second Place

Trennie Collins

The Southern Ute Drum

Native basketball player and motivational speaker, Kenny Dobbs, dunks

 

Third Place

Cary Rosenbaum

Tribal Tribune

Championship flight

 

Print - Best Sports Story

First Place

Carol Craig

Yakama Nation Review

Battle of the horse nations

 

Second Place

Marlon WhiteEagle

Hocak Worak

Carriaga and Kimball impress at St. Croix Casino

 

Third Place

Cary Rosenbaum

Tribal Tribune

Belonging to the pack: Tribal member overcame arm tumor to play semi-pro football  

 

Print - Best Feature Photo

First Place

Trennie Collins

The Southern Ute Drum

Boys eating watermelon

 

Second Place

Marlon WhiteEagle

Hocak Worak

Canoes on the water

 

Third Place

Michael David A. Bushman

Yakama Nation Review

Star Nayea

 

Print - Best Feature Story

First Place

Cary Rosenbaum

Tribal Tribune

“Life after deaf: Successful cochlear surgery allows 9-year-old tribal member to hear”

 

Second Place

Ronnie Washines

Yakama Nation Review

“N’Chi Wana art holds constant message to tribes”

 

Third Place

Ken Luchterhand

Hocak Worak  

Basket stands along Highway 12 provided a living for many

 

Print - Best News Photo

First Place

Damon Toledo

The Southern Ute Drum

Animas Disaster

 

Second Place

Damon Toledo

The Southern Ute Drum

2015 Bear Dance

 

Third Place

Cary Rosenbaum

Tribal Tribune

Science and Tribes

 

Print - Best News Story

First Place

Cary Rosenbaum

Tribal Tribune

Self-proclaimed ‘hot shot crew’ saves seven homes, loses one

 

Second Place

Sacha Smith

Southern Ute Drum

Time will tell extent of the spill

 

Third Place

Brandon Ecoffey

Lakota Country Times

Natives arrested at a higher rate

 

Print - Best Layout

First Place

Robert Ortiz

Southern Ute Drum

 

Second Place

Jenni Giovanetti and Jason Wolters

Lakota Country Times

 

Third Place

Potawatomi Traveling Times

 

Print – General Excellence

First Place

Cary Rosenbaum

Tribal Tribune

 

Second Place

Sacha Smith and Robert Ortiz

Southern Ute Drum

 

Third Place

Steve Bonspiel

The Eastern Door

 

Print – Excellence in Beat Reporting

First Place

Jessica Deer

The Eastern Door

 

Second Place

Roselynn Whatomy

Sho-Ban News