Tribal Leaders from Across Indian Country to Gather in Washington to Open Embassy of Tribal Nations

Historic Opening in Conjunction with White House Tribal Nations Summit WASHINGTON—October 30, 2009—Tribal representatives from all corners of Indian Country will be joined by international dignitaries, Members of Congress, Administration officials and tribal supporters to officially open the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) Embassy of Tribal Nations in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, Nov. 3.Continue reading “Tribal Leaders from Across Indian Country to Gather in Washington to Open Embassy of Tribal Nations”

NCAI Telecom Subcommittee Meeting

Geoffrey Blackwell, Chair of the NCAI Telecom Subcommittee (on right) hosts a panel for the Telecom Subcommittee Meeting for NCAI in Palm Springs on Tuesday October 13, 2009. Participants included John Crigler, on behalf of Native Public Media; Matt Ratannan, on behalf of the Southern California Tribal Chairman’s Association, and representatives from the FCC.

Native American Voices: A Reader

I am pleased to let everyone know that my new book has finally been released! Native American Voices: A Reader, 3rd Edition, published by Pearson-Prentice Hall, is now available through the publisher and on Amazon. I am honored to have been included on this edition as an editor and writer along with Susan Lobo andContinue reading “Native American Voices: A Reader”

National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture Hosts 2009 National Conference in Boston

On August 26-29, myself on behalf of Native Public Media, and a broad array of arts administrators, media producers, scholars, social media gurus, advocates and artists gathered in Boston for CommonWealth, the 2009 edition of NAMAC’s biennial national event. This landmark event – co-hosted by the Boston-based Center for Independent Documentary and thirty local artsContinue reading “National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture Hosts 2009 National Conference in Boston”

Tribal Priority in Radio Station Licensing at the FCC

For Immediate Release Contacts: Traci Morris, Native Public Media (520) 891-1851 Adam McMullin, National Congress of American Indians (202) 466-7767 HISTORIC “TRIBAL PRIORITY” INITIATIVE IN licensing of new radio stations PLANNED BY THE FCC Actions Supported by Tribal governments, Native Public Media and National Congress of American Indians (Washington, DC; Flagstaff, AZ) – In anContinue reading “Tribal Priority in Radio Station Licensing at the FCC”

Native American Journalists Association 25th Anniversary Conference

As a part of my work with Native Public Media, I joined Executive Director Loris Taylor, as a presenter at the 25th Anniversary NAJA Conference. The theme for the 2009 NAJA National Convention was ”   NAJA : 25 years Yesterday’s Storytellers Today’s Journalists.” The conference began on Thursday Evening July 30th with an opening receptionContinue reading “Native American Journalists Association 25th Anniversary Conference”

Meeting Indian Country’s Communications Needs Native Public Media and Colorado Law School Address Spectrum Issues in Indian Country

For Immediate Release Contacts: Loris Taylor (928) 853-2430 Brad Bernthal (303) 492-0610 Native Public Media and the University of Colorado School of Law’s Samuelson-Glushko Technology Law & Policy Clinic propose changes in federal spectrum policy to address the needs of Native Americans in a new Paper entitled Spectrum Access in Indian Country. “Spectrum, like landContinue reading “Meeting Indian Country’s Communications Needs Native Public Media and Colorado Law School Address Spectrum Issues in Indian Country”