NAJA News

NAJA announces Amanda Blackhorse as keynote speaker for 2015 National Native Media Conference

NAJA announces Amanda Blackhorse as keynote speaker for 2015 National Native Media Conference
Native American Journalists Association and Native Public Media will co-host the 31st annual conference in Washington, D.C., July 9-12

UNITY hosts first regional summit in Indian Country

UNITY hosts first regional summit in Indian Country
American Horse School students and NAJA members gather at Pine Ridge for storytelling workshops

NAJA Urges Oglala Lakota To Lift Newspaper Ban

The Native American Journalists Association urges the Oglala Lakota Nation to lift the ban on Rapid City Journal sales on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

NAJA Board of Directors candidacy declarations due May 28

NAJA members to fill two vacancies for 3-year terms.

NAJA utilizing new membership system

NAJA membership renewal system now online

Native American free press advocate John Shurr dies at 67

Native American free press advocate John Shurr dies at 67
Native media community mourns the loss of John Shurr, a longtime NAJA member

MIJE President Dori J. Maynard dies at 56

MIJE President Dori J. Maynard dies at 56
Journalism community loses longtime diversity champion to lung cancer

NAJA calls for volunteers after Cheyenne Arapaho tribal complex fires

NAJA calls for volunteers after Cheyenne Arapaho tribal complex fires
NAJA is asking members in the region who are able, to consider volunteering during an upcoming community cleanup day to assist the newspaper staff in restoring their newsroom after Tuesday 's fire.

Rapid City Journal 'deeply regrets' pain caused by headline

The Rapid City Journal has released a statement addressing a troubling headline that ran at the top of its front page on Saturday as the paper pushed forward with coverage over how a group of Native students were the targetof insults and other deplorable actions at a hockey game in the community.

Rapid City Journal responds to NAJA concerns over irresponsible headline

Rapid City Journal responds to NAJA concerns over irresponsible headline
The headline, "Did Native students stand for National Anthem?" which ran with the top story in print editions Saturday fell short of responsible journalism.

NAJA announces partnership with Marketwired for exclusive news distribution

Alliance creates greater visibility for Native American journalists

NAJA releases tips for covering Indian Country during holiday season

NAJA releases tips for covering Indian Country during holiday season
The Native American Journalists Association recognizes Native American Heritage Month and encourages both mainstream and tribal media to attain the highest standards of professionalism, ethics and responsibility.

NAJA joins SPJ, the Student Press Law Center and others in renouncing Neshaminy School Board actions

Letter urges school associations to renounce actions of Neshaminy School District; suggests meeting with journalism organizations to create standards for educationally responsible governance of journalism education

NAJA asks Indian Country Today Media Network for apology following headline

NAJA asks Indian Country Today Media Network for apology following headline
Genocide is real and should never be compared or rated with other crimes against humanity. It should never be used to stir attention or generate social-media shares.

Three NAJA members win full board terms after 2014 elections in Santa Clara, California

Three NAJA members win full board terms after 2014 elections in Santa Clara, California
Christina Good Voice, Jolene Schonchin and Tristan Ahtone elected to serve three-year terms on the NAJA board of directors.

NAJA supports U.S. Patent Office's cancelation of Washington NFL team trademark registration

NAJA urges the media industry to realize the harmful nature of this racial slur and adopt policies that encourage reporters and staff to refrain from using it in print and on air

NAJA urges Obama to meet with Native media during upcoming N.D., visit

NAJA urges the administration to allow Native journalists access to the president at the Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation June 13.