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The State of Native America Panel Discussion-Native American Journalists Association-Medill Milestone Achievement Award

When: Tuesday, November 9, 2021
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Central

Where: McCormick Foundation Center, McCormick Foundation Center Forum, 1870 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free

Contact: Stacy Simpson   (847) 467-2961

Group: Medill Events - All

Co-Sponsor: Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR)

Category: Multicultural & Diversity, Lectures & Meetings, Global & Civic Engagement


Join us for a lively discussion about the state of Native America with the Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) and Medill Milestone Achievement Award recipients Lori Edmo and Tom Arviso Jr. and Melodi Serna, Executive Director of the American Indian Center of Chicago. The conversation will be moderated by Patty Loew, Medill Professor and Director of the Center for Native American and Indigenous Research at Northwestern.

The award recognizes an individual who has had a lasting effect on media to the benefit of Indigenous communities. Given by NAJA and Medill, the award celebrates and encourages responsible storytelling and journalism in Indian Country.

5:30-6:30 Reception

6:30-Panel Discussion

Lori Edmo is the editor of the Sho-Ban News. Tom Arviso Jr. is the CEO of the Navajo Times Publishing Company and publisher of the Navajo Times. 

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