by Neeley Bardwell
Seven college students have been chosen by the Native American Journalists Affiliation (NAJA) to take part within the Native American Journalism Fellowship (NAJF). Every of those college students are at present enrolled in faculties and universities throughout the nation.
This 2022 class of fellows will have the ability to take part in a digital curriculum whereas additionally receiving three hours of faculty credit score via their respective universities. There are 5 mentors that the scholars will work intently with all through the length of this fellowship. Every of those 5 mentors symbolize 4 totally different branches of journalism: broadcast, radio, print, and digital media.
College students will get to pitch tales to information retailers and likewise get the chance to take part within the Nationwide Native Media Convention the place they are going to have the ability to meet and community with different Indigenous journalists.
The 2022 NAJF Class
Lyric Aquino (Tewa) – New York College
Grace Benally (Navajo) – Arizona State College
Valentin Contreras (Pala Band of Mission Indians and IIPAY Nation of Santa Ysabel)
California State College
Carrie Lynn Johnson (Chickasaw and Pawnee) – Austin Faculty
McKayla Lee (Navajo) – College of Montana
Lindsay McCoy (Sault Ste Marie Tribe of Chippewa) – Michigan State College
Priscilla Wolf (Cree) – College of Regina
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