NAJA releases Tribal Nations Media Guide for reporting on Indigenous communities

In coordination with Indigenous Peoples Day 2020, the Native American Journalists Association published the Tribal Nations Media Guide, a reporting tool for covering Native American communities.

As part of its mission, NAJA recognizes Indigenous people as distinct and grounded in tradition and culture. In this spirit, NAJA encourages both mainstream and tribal media to attain the highest standards of professionalism, ethics and responsibility when reporting on tribal issues. 

The Tribal Nations Media Guide will help reporters meet these standards by providing a context checklist to consider when reporting on Indigenous communities. No two tribal nations are the same and reporting on them effectively requires an understanding of the government, economy, geography, treaties, people and culture. 

Additional reporting resources are available to aid in media coverage of Indigenous Peoples Day, Native American Heritage Month and anytime at

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