Native America Today was created through an alliance between Native American Media and News from Indian Country, a unit of Indian Country Communications. Our mission is to bring forward current news and thought-provoking journalism, while bringing people closer together by broadening perspectives of Native American and Native Hawaiian peoples, marginalized by traditional stereotypical images.
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 commitments. Programs include: media and advertising outreach, fostering cultural awareness, promoting career and supplier diversity opportunities, and providing informational resources and social services through Native America Today’s Community Resource Section.
Contingent on federal funding and other grant opportunities, NAM will be co-producing a 20-25-minute documentary film tentatively titled, “Native America – Yesterday and Today.” The piece will represent a creative collaboration between historians, educators and award-winning filmmakers, and provide an accurate depiction of the history of the Native peoples and the community’s contributions to America. The unique and timely educational program will be freely distributed to schools and holds the potential of impacting tens of millions of people.
NAM has garnered the appreciation of leadership and student groups throughout Indian Country, as well proactive corporate citizens, government agencies and educational institutions who desire to reach out to the community. We pride ourselves on our ability to serve, regardless of tribal affiliation or economic status.
(Editor's Note: We are sorry to announce News from Indian Country, after serving the Native American 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 from the University of Oregon.