Professional Division III

PROFESSIONAL DIVISION III

Professional Division III – Radio

Radio – Best Feature Story
First Place
Tara Gatewood
Native America Calling
Remembering Jim Northrup

Second Place
Tara Gatewood
Native America Calling
Unlikely Trailblazers of Lacrosse

Third Place
Rhonda LeValdo 
National Native News 
Choctaw Language preservationist passes on

Radio – Best News Story
First Place
Antonia Gonzales
National Native News
Communities in New Mexico use Native language and culture as ways to heal from death of Navajo girl

Second Place
Antonia Gonzales
National Native News
Native protesters and supporters turnout for Trump for President rally

Third Place
Rhonda LeValdo
National Native News
First-time Native American college voters

Radio – General Excellence
First Place
Alexis Sallee
Earthsongs
Native Voice 1

Second Place
Antonia Gonzales
Alaska’s Native Voice

Third Place
Antonia Gonzales
National Native News

Professional Division III - TV

TV - Best Feature Story - Monthly / Bimonthly
First Place
Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People
Cherokee Fiddling

Second Place
Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People
Lorene Drywater's Buffalo Grass Dolls

Third Place
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
Tvshka Homma Productions
The Choctaw Pony: Untamed Tradition

Honorable Mention - Multimedia with Video Feature
Stacie Guthrie
Cherokee Phoenix
Crotty blacksmithing at young age

TV - Best Feature Story - Daily / Weekly
First Place
Antonia Gonzales and Sarah Gustavus
New Mexico In Focus 
Native Voter Series: Voting for Future Generations

Second Place
Sahar Khadjenoury and Frank Blanquet
FNX Television
Hawaiian Native Ciara Lacy speaks to FNX team about "OUT OF STATE"

Third Place
Linda Mumma and Miguel Solorio
KCRA
Tuolumne Co. Indian Tribe opens public safety building

TV - Best News Story
First Place
Antonia Gonzales and Sarah Gustavus
New Mexico in Focus 
Native Voter Series: Voting for Future Generations

Second Place
Chiara Sottile
NBC Nightly News
Army Corps Denies Dakota Access Pipeline

Third Place
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
Biskinik TV
Standing Rock: In Lakota Words

TV - General Excellence - Daily / Weekly
First Place
Antonia Gonzales and Sarah Gustavus
New Mexico In Focus

Second Place
Sahar Khadjenoury and Frank Blanquet
FNX

Third Place
Jack Kohler
On Native Ground

TV - General Excellence - Monthly / Semimonthly
Cherokee Nation Businesses
Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People

Professional Division III - Print (Monthly / Semimonthly)

Print - Best Environmental Coverage (Combined with Daily / Weekly)
First Place
Krista Allen
Navajo Times
Conservation Group: Bears Ears Proposal has Deep Roots

Second Place
Terry Bowman
Navajo Times
Researchers Confirm NASA Finding of Methane Cloud

Third Place
Choctaw Nation
Biskinik
Settlement Reached in Sardis Water Lake Settlement

Print - Best Health Coverage 
First Place
Lenzy Krehbiel-Burton
Cherokee Phoenix
CN health officials train for Zika virus

Second Place
Jami Murphy
Cherokee Phoenix
CN, IHS sign health facility joint venture

Third Place
Kendra Germany
Biskinik
Temple Grandin promotes autism awareness

Print - Best Feature Story
First Place
Mallory Black
Native Peoples Magazine
Unlearning Cultural Misrepresentation

Second Place
Mallory Black
Native Peoples Magazine
Without home, but not less

Third Place
Will Chavez
Cherokee Phoenix
Cherokee Nation citizen fights oxycodone addiction for nearly two years

Print - Best News Photo
First Place
Matika Wilbur
Indian Country Today Media Network
Canoes on the Missouri

Second Place
Dallas Goldtooth
Indian Country Today Media Network
Water is Life

Third Place
Matika Wilbur
Indian Country Today Media Network
Stars and Protectors

Print - Best News Story
First Place
Jami Murphy
Cherokee Phoenix
Ark. court strikes gaming initiative, CNB investment fails

Second Place
Lenzy Krehbiel-Burton
Cherokee Phoenix
CNE, Arkansas gaming group make casino pact

Third Place
Ronni Pierce
Biskinik
Standing Strong With Standing Rock

Print - Best Layout 
First Place
Hownikan
Citizen Potawatomi Nation

Second Place
Cherokee Phoenix

Third Place
Biskinik
Choctaw Nation

Print - General Excellence
First Place
Cherokee Phoenix

Second Place
Biskinik
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

Third Place
Hownikan
Citizen Potawatomi Nation

Professional Division III - Print (Daily / Weekly)

Print - Best Column 
First Place
Terry Bowman
Navajo Times
At Standing Rock, a sleeping giant awakens

Second Place
Doug Cuthand
Saskatoon Star-Phoenix / Misinippi Broadcasting
Smart, friendly, tough gray jay ideal choice for national bird

Third Place - TIE
Duane Beyal
Navajo Times
A Snow Bath For the Naughty

Third Place - TIE
Wenona Wolf 
Madison Magazine
What It’s Like To Be Native In Madison

Print - Best Health Coverage
First Place
Krista Allen
Navajo Times
preventing hantavirus

Second Place
Lenzy Krehbiel-Burton
Native Health News Alliance
Native tribes look to improve food access through economic development

Third Place
Terry Bowman
Navajo Times
It saved my life

Print - Best Sports Photo
First Place
Donovan Quintero
Navajo Times
Man v. Bull

Second Place
Amy Morris
Indian Country Today Media Network
Running the Boards

Third Place
Paul Natonabah
Navajo Times
Long Jumper

Print - Best Sports Story (combined with monthly / semimonthly)
First Place
Sunnie Clahchischiligi
Navajo Times
Ricky Fowler

Second Place
Quentin Jodie
Navajo Times
PBR Bullfighter

Third Place 
Stacy Hutto
Biskinik
A look back in time

Print - Best Feature Photo (combined with monthly / semimonthly)
Mary Annette Pember
Indian Country Today Media Network
Fear is big oil’s main message

Second Place
Lucas Reynolds 
Indian Country Today Media Network
DAPL injunction, federal agencies intervene

Third Place
Judy Allen, Tina Firquain and Ronni Pierce
Biskinik
Trail of Tears Walk

Print - Best Feature Story
First Place
Graham Brewer
The Oklahoman
In Oklahoma's prison system, Native American inmates carry on tradition

Second Place
Lisa Pemberton
The Olympian
Nisqually’s canoe journey reignites Coast Salish culture

Third Place
Terry Bowman
Navajo Times
Chapter keeps weaving alive

Print - Best News Story
First Place
Krista Allen
Navajo Times
Best Western review sheds light on workplace discrimination

Second Place
Lisa Pemberton and Adam Lynn
The Olympian
HIMARS test booms at JBLM after delay

Third Place
Arlyssa Becenti
Navajo Times
Threat of child abduction is real

Print - Best Layout 
First Place
Navajo Times

Print - General Excellence 
First Place
Navajo Times

Professional Division III - Online

Online - Best Column
First Place 
Graham Brewer
The Oklahoman
Knowing my family's origins

Second Place
Ryan RedCorn
Indian Country Today Media Network
Redcorn: An oil and natural gas Thanksgiving

Third Place
Faith Spotted Eagle
Indian Country Today Media Network
‘Obama, Hear Our Cry’: Lakota women call on president to stop violence

Online - Best Environmental Coverage
First Place
Terri Hansen
Indian Country Today Media Network
Columbia River Tribes Speak Out as Flaming Bakken Train Leaks Oil

Second Place
Frank Hopper 
Indian Country Today Media Network
Is It Safe? Mercury Found in Subsistence Seal Meat, Alaskan Mine Suspected

Third Place
Suzette Brewer
Indian Country Today Media Network
Poisoned Waters: Navajo communities still struggle after mining disaster

Online - Best Health Coverage
First Place
KNBA
Koahnic Broadcast Corporation
Day 001: Voices of Recovery

Second Place
Mallory Black
Native Health News Alliance
Making small changes for healthier families

Third Place
Mallory Black
Native Health News Alliance
Prioritizing physical activity for Native American students

Online - Best News Story
First Place
Tristan Ahone
Yes! Magazine
The Arizona tribe that knows how to stop a Trump wall

Second Place
Suzette Brewer
Indian Country Today Media Network
I am X: Mormon Church faces growing sex abuse scandal

Third Place
Chelsey Luger
Indian Country Today Media Network
Great Sioux Nation defends its waters from Dakota Access Pipeline

Online - Best Feature Story
First Place
Mary Annette Pember
Indian Country Today Media Network
Standing Ground on NoDAPL: Oceti Sakowin School Educates Next Generation

Second Place
Sarah Sunshine Manning
Indian Country Today Media Network
And then the dogs came: Dakota Access gets violent, destroys graves, sacred sites

Third Place
Frank Hopper
Indian Country Today Media Network
What’s in a (clan) name? Tlingit tattoo artist takes on Facebook and his culture

Best Digital Publication
Indian Country Today Media Network

Professional Division III - Print / Online

Print / Online - Best Editorial
First Place 
Julian NoiseCat
The Guardian
Canadian First Nations Suicide epidemic

Second Place
Suzan Shown Harjo
Indian Country Today Media Network
Off the Reservation

Third Place
Julian NoiseCat
The Guardian
Why can't we elect a Native American

Print / Online - Best News Photo
First Place
Donovan Quintero
Navajo Times
Leaders look at history of Gallup Detox Center

Second Place
Donovan Quintero
Navajo Times
Burning Bush

Third Place
Dallas Goldtooth
Indian Country Today Media Network
Judge temporarily halts DAPL construction on select ground but not in desecrated area

Print / Online - Best Elder Coverage
First Place
Frank Hopper
Indian Country Today Media Network
Honoring Native Grandmas: Katie John Day moves closer to reality

Second Place
Stacie Guthrie
Cherokee Phoenix
Fraud victim hopes to inform other elders

Third Place
Terri Hansen
Indian Country Today Media Network
Two women warriors fight for Pacific Northwest salmon

Print / Online - Excellence in Beat Reporting
First Place 
Mary Annette Pember
Indian Country Today Media Network
Living the Life

Second Place
Will Chavez
Cherokee Phoenix
Opioid series

Third Place
Graham Brewer
The Oklahoman
Aging Oklahoma prisons growing problem for corrections department