NAJA members elect board; board selects 2022-2023 executive committee

Compton elected to third term as president; Brewer elected as vice president

Members of the Native American Journalists Association voted online and in-person Aug. 20-27 to elect the 2022-2023 NAJA Board of Directors.  

Angel Moore (Peguis First Nation) and Shondiin Silversmith (Diné) were newly elected and Christine Trudeau (Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation) is a returning board member.

Election results were reported by the NAJA Election Committee and certified during a special board meeting Aug. 27. 

The board also elected 2022-2023 officers during the meeting with members-elect in attendance. Francine Compton, Graham Lee Brewer, Pauly Denetclaw and Christine Trudeau were all unanimously re-elected to positions on the executive committee:

  • Francine Compton (Sandy Bay Ojibway First Nation), president
  • Graham Lee Brewer (Cherokee), vice president
  • Christine Trudeau (Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation), treasurer
  • Pauly Denetclaw (Diné), secretary 

Jourdan Bennett-Begaye, Pauly Denetclaw, Angel Ellis, and Savannah Maher and will remain seated for the duration of their terms.

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The Native American Journalists Association serves more than 950 members, including media professionals working in tribal, freelance, independent and mainstream news outlets, as well as academia and students covering Indigenous communities and representing tribal nations from across North America.