‘Native American’ or ‘Indigenous’? Journalism group rethinks name – APTN News

Aug 08, 2023

The Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) will announce the ballot result this week at its convention in Winnipeg.

The Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) is aiming to become more inclusive as its members vote on whether to rebrand as the Indigenous Journalists Association — a move inspired, in part, by evolving trends in cultural identity.

The group, with more than 950 members mostly in the United States, is expected to approve the change at its annual conference this week in Winnipeg.

Voting on the new name, as well as branding that would replace a feather with an “ija” logo in stylized letters, runs through Thursday.

The three-day conference continues until Sunday at the Winnipeg Convention Centre.

“We have reconciliation in media, we have decolonizing journalism, we have wellness for journalists in newsrooms,” NAJA associate director Francine Compton told ICT (Indian Country Today) News.

“In our industry, we say, ‘There’s news you can use’; this is a conference you can use because there’s real teachings.”

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