Members of the Native American Journalists Association will consider name change and international expansion in 2021 survey
For nearly 40 years, Indigenous journalists living in the United States and Canada have worked to support, and sustain, the Native American Journalists Association. Originally formed as the Native American Press Association in 1983, the organization has grown from just a handful of reporters to a membership of more than 700 in 2021.
In this spirit of growth, NAJA leadership is looking to the next 40 years and asking the membership to consider an update to the name of the organization from the Native American Journalists Association to the Indigenous Journalists Association. This change recognizes the need to develop relationships, contacts, and cooperation across international borders and reflects a desire to align terminology with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. This survey will help NAJA better understand members’ views to guide the process, should members be supportive of the change.
All respondents that complete the survey before 12 p.m. EST, April 1 will be entered in a drawing to win a weekly $100 Amazon digital gift card each Friday in March.