Native America Today was created in 2016 through an alliance between Native American Media and the former print publication, News from Indian Country. Our mission is to present current news and thought-provoking journalism, while bringing people closer together by broadening perspectives of Native peoples, marginalized by traditional stereotypical images. Additionally, Native America Today provides educational resources and social service assistance through its Community Resources Section, and its 500+ strong Video Gallery offers a cultural experience where Native depictions are in contemporary, realistic contexts.
Native American Media (NAM)
Chartered in 1974 in partnership with the American Indian Historical Society and its award-winning publication, Wassaja, NAM interfaces with corporate, educational and government sectors to support diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. Programs include: media and advertising exposure via Native America Today, fostering cultural awareness, and promoting career and supplier diversity opportunities.
Contingent on federal funding and other grant opportunities, NAM will be co-producing a 20-25-minute documentary film tentatively titled, “Native America – Past, Present, and Future.” The piece will represent a creative collaboration between historians and award-winning filmmakers, and provide an accurate depiction of Native peoples and the community’s contributions to America. The unique and timely film will be freely distributed to schools and holds the potential of impacting tens of millions of people.
The 46-year-old organization has garnered the appreciation of leadership and student groups throughout Indian Country, as well proactive corporate citizens, government agencies and higher learning institutions who desire to reach out to the community. NAM prides itself on its ability to serve all Native Americans, regardless of tribal affiliation or economic status.
(Editor's Note: We are saddened to announce News from Indian Country, after serving the community for 33 years, terminated business operations. The majority of print media outlets have experienced sharp declines in advertising revenue, resulting in closures. News from Indian Country is greatly missed by many.)
News from Indian Country
News from Indian Country was a monthly publication founded in 1986, headquartered on the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Reservation in Northern Wisconsin. In a world of diminishing print media, NFIC was the oldest nationally distributed newspaper not owned or influenced by a tribal government.
The courage and persistence of the newspaper’s coverage of controversial topics led to federal investigations, and NFIC was honored with prestigious awards from the Native American Journalists Association and the Payne Award for Ethics in Journalism.