Membership

How to join NAJA

Ready to join more than 350 Native journalists, broadcasters, media and communications professionals covering Indian Country and beyond? NAJA members represent national and tribal media outlets, independent freelancers, associations, schools and non-profit organizations.

Check out the membership descriptions to find which is the perfect fit for you or your organization, complete the membership application and submit your dues payment to become a member today!


Individual Memberships

  • Professional $55 A voting membership for Native journalists, educators and other media professionals. Benefits: access to NAJA’s weekly newsletter, a discounted conference registration and access to member resources and services including the legal journalism hotline and Native Health News Alliance kiosks.
  • High school student $10 A non-voting membership for Native American high school students. Benefits: access to NAJA’s weekly newsletter, a discounted conference registration and access to member resources such as student scholarship opportunities and programs.
  • College student $20 A voting membership for Native American high school students. Benefits include access to NAJA’s weekly newsletter, a discounted conference registration and access to member resources such as student scholarship opportunities and programs.
  • Associate $55 A non-voting membership for non-Native journalists, educators and other media professionals working in the field. Benefits: access to NAJA’s weekly newsletter, a discounted conference registration and access to member resources and services including the legal journalism hotline and Native Health News Alliance kiosks.

Institutional Memberships

  • Tribal media $250 A voting membership for tribal media that is 51% Native-owned. Benefits: listing for two staff within the organization or tribe, access to NAJA’s weekly newsletter, a 10% discount on exhibit booth and attendance at the National Native Media Conference booth and unlimited media job postings on www.naja.com.
  • Academic / Non-Profit $300 A non-voting membership for tax-exempt organizations such as government agencies, non-profit and academic institutions. Benefits: listing for two staff within the organization, access to NAJA’s weekly newsletter, a 10% discount on exhibit booth and attendance at the National Native Media Conference and unlimited media job postings on www.naja.com.
  • Corporate $500 A non-voting membership for corporations and for-profit businesses. Benefits: listing for two staff within the organization, access to NAJA’s weekly newsletter, a 10% discount on exhibit booth and attendance at the National Native Media Conference and unlimited media job postings on www.naja.com.

Lifetime Memberships

  • Professional Lifetime $1,000 A lifetime voting membership for Native journalists, educators and other media professionals working in the field. Benefits: lifetime access to NAJA member resources and services including the weekly newsletter and discounted conference registration.
  • Associate Lifetime $1,000 A lifetime non-voting membership for journalists with no tribal affiliation, educators and other media professionals covering Indian Country. Benefits: lifetime access to NAJA member resources and services including the weekly newsletter and discounted conference registration.

By becoming a member of NAJA, you are advancing our mission of raising Native America's next generation of storytellers.

2014 NAJA Tribal Media Members

March 1 of each year is the annual expiration and renewal date for all NAJA memberships, except lifetime memberships.

For questions about NAJA memberships, email rebeccalandsberry@naja.com, send a message via our contact page, or call 405-325-1649.