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Native News Online's coverage has had a significant impact on changing the narrative about Indian Country, including attention from other media.  This page highlights some of our impact, awards, media collaborations, and international, national, and state media mentions and pickups over the past year. 

January 2022

Blue Stem Prairie highlighted our reporter Darren Thompson's story about Minnesota state rep Heather Keeler's proposed legislation to recognize Indigenous Peoples Day as a state holiday. 

The Montana Free Press republished contributing writer Kelsey Turner's story about the launch of Four Points Press, an independent digital media company started by Apsaalooké journalist Luella Brien to cover the Crow Indian Reservation in Big Horn County. 

The Grand Rapids Business Journal wrote about the selection of Native News Online by URL Media to become the first Indigenous publication to join the network of high-performing BIPOC media outlets.  

The American Press Institute cited an op-ed in its newsletter about the Oklahoma Media Center's ongoing journalism project to cover the McGirt v. Oklahoma Supreme Court case and its impact on tribal sovereignty.

Our breaking news coverage of the Sault Ste Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians board of directors' move to censure its tribal chairman was cited in The Sault News coverage of the issue.  



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For the past decade-plus, we’ve covered the important Indigenous stories that are often overlooked by other media. From the protests at Standing Rock and the toppling of colonizer statues during the racial equity protests, to the ongoing epidemic of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women (MMIW), the attacks on tribal sovereignty at the Supreme Court and the past-due reckoning related to assimilation, cultural genocide and Indian Boarding Schools, we have been there to provide a Native perspective and elevate Native voices.

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