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Native News Online Wins Journalism Award

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

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

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 extend our heartfelt congratulations to Indian Country Today and Kai Wai Ola on their first and second place finishes.”

Last yearRickert 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 of the Pandemic

TIC

The second place

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

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Ka Wai Ola

Third place

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Neely Bardwell
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Neely Bardwell (descendant of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indian), who started as an intern at Native News Online in the summer of 2021, is a freelance writer. Bardwell is a student at Michigan State University where she majored in politics and minored in Native American studies.