Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) to Host Award-winning Journalist Jenni Monet

Jenni Monet

Published September 20, 2018

Will Speak to Students and Public on Standing Rock, Violence in Indian Country, and more on Friday September 28th
SANTA FE, N.M. — IAIA will host award-winning journalist Jenni Monet at 11:00 am, Friday, September 28, 2018, in the CLE Commons on the IAIA Campus — 83 Avan Nu Po Road, on the South Side of Santa Fe — just minutes from the intersection of Rodeo Road and Richards Avenue. For directions and a map of the campus click here. The event is free and open to the public.
Jenni Monet is an independent journalist covering Indigenous rights and injustice in the US and the world.  Her reporting from the Dakota Access pipeline demonstrations at Standing Rock received top journalism honors for works produced for such publications as the Center for Investigative Reporting, PBS NewsHour, and Indian Country Today.  Jenni’s career began 20 years ago reporting from the Four Corners region for CBS News.  She is currently on an investigative fellowship at Marquette University and is a tribal citizen of the Pueblo of Laguna.
Monet is currently investigating the extreme rate at which Native American women, girls, and transgender people experience violence, sexual assault and murder in the United States.
Jenni’s journalism career began as a TV newscaster and reporter for medium-market CBS affiliates. She’s also worked in public radio and documentary filmmaking and holds an MA in International Politics with a concentration in Indigenous Human Rights Policy from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. Jenni divides her time between New York, Tucson, and the Indigenous world.
She will be speaking on the topics of Standing Rock, violence in Indian Country,(particularly gender violence), and the challenges of being an Indigenous woman investigative reporter during her appearance at IAIA.
IAIA President Robert Martin (Cherokee) commented on the event: “The IAIA community is excited about collaborating with the Council of International Relations to host Jenni Monet, an award winning Native journalist.  Her visit to IAIA will give Jenni an opportunity to share her journalistic knowledge and experiences with our students and the general public, thereby raising awareness regarding serious issues confronting Indigenous women in this country”.
The Santa Fe Council of International Relations (CIR) is co-sponsoring her appearance.

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