Indigenous News Media

Indigenous media refer to news reporting by and for Indigenous communities. In the United States, organizations such as the Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) are partnering to amplify Indigenous journalists globally. As a result, Indigenous media are thriving.

“Indigenous” is the collective term used globally when referring to communities. However, in Canada, for example, Indigenous peoples may refer to some communities as “First Nations.” In the United States, “Native” and “Indigenous” are preferred in some communities over “Native American,” as these terms reflect the original habitants of their areas. NAJA notes it is important to ask the tribe and its members the best way to reference them to support sovereignty and self-determination.

This entry focuses primarily on Indigenous media in the United States, where more than 570 ...

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