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The Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) announced today that the Native News Online team has been recognized by the 2022 National Native Media Awards.

Every year, NAJA recognizes the best coverage of Indian Country. Native News Online was recognized for its work in the category Print/Online - Best Digital Publication. 

Native News Online received third place in this category. 

“It's always an honor to be recognized by your peers. We are all working hard to amplify the needs and concerns of Indian Country. We are grateful for this award,” says publisher and editor, Levi Rickert. “We would like to send out a big congratulations to Indian Country Today and Kai Wai Ola for their first and second place awards.”

Last year, Rickert won best column, and Native News Online won first place for best digital publication.

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2022 Print / Online – Best Digital Publication - Professional Division III

First Place

Mary Annette Pember, Meghan Sullivan, Joaqlin Estus, Kolby Kickingwoman, Kalle Benallie, Chris Aadland, Carina Dominguez, Jourdan Bennett-Begaye, Dianna Hunt, Dalton Walker

Enbridge, ANCSA, Disenrolled Nooksack, Homelands in peril and Portraits from the pandemic

ICT

Second Place

Alice Silbanuz, Lisette Fernandez-Akamine, Kaleena Patcho, Ed Kalama, Joshua Koh, Jason Lees, William “Trip” Rems

Ka Wai Ola News

Ka Wai Ola

Third Place

Native News Online Team

Native News Online



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About The Author
Neely Bardwell
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Neely Bardwell (descendant of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indian) is a staff reporter for Native News Online. Bardwell is also a student at Michigan State University where she is majoring in policy and minoring in Native American studies.