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Native Newspapers and Journals

Native Newspapers and Journals

No, I will not pardon your ignorance. How dare you come to this reservation and declare your ignorance before you ever write a story. And I tell all writers then and now, if you come out to Indian Country to write about us, do your damned homework.


Indian Country Today is an independent, non-profit news enterprise that serves Indigenous communities with news, entertainment, and opinion. They reach audiences through their digital platform, which features articles and newscasts, and as a broadcast carried via public television stations.

National Native News provides listeners with relevant, timely  coverage on Native American and Indigenous communities. The program began in 1987 and is currently produced in Albuquerque, New Mexico. NNN appeals to radio listeners who are engaged in the world around them and who seek out a broader range of viewpoints. National Native News is a headline news service that provides a Native perspective. NNN is distributed by Native Voice One (NV1) and can be heard on radio stations across the US and Canada.

Native America Today was created through an alliance between Native American Media and News from Indian Country, a unit of Indian Country Communications. Their 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. Chartered in 1974 in partnership with the American Indian Historical Society and its award-winning publication, WassajaNAM interfaces with corporate, educational and government sectors to support diversity, equity and inclusion commitments.

Native News Online delivers important daily news that affects the lives of Native Americans nationwide. Founded in 2011, Native News Online reaches millions of Native and non-Native readers annually including American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and others interested in Native American concerns.


The International Journal of Critical Indigenous Studies is an international, open-access, double anonymous peer-reviewed, scholarly publication that disseminates scholarship across the Humanities, Social Sciences, Health Sciences, Law and Education in the field of Indigenous Studies. Indigenous scholars from around the world share common experiences of colonization. The journal brings together emergent and ground breaking research in the field of Indigenous studies within the global community offering scope for critical international engagement and debate.

American Indian Quarterly has earned its reputation as one of the dominant journals in American Indian studies by presenting the best and most thought-provoking scholarship in the field. AIQ is a forum for diverse voices and perspectives spanning a variety of academic disciplines. The common thread is AIQ’s commitment to publishing work that contributes to the development of American Indian studies as a field and to the sovereignty and continuance of American Indian nations and cultures. In addition to peer-reviewed articles, AIQ features reviews of books, films, and exhibits. This resource requires a subscription or the purchase of individual issues.

The American Indian Culture and Research Journal, one of the premier journals in Native American studies, publishes original scholarship, commentaries, and book reviews on a wide range of issues in the fields of history, anthropology, geography, sociology, political science, health, literature, law, education, and the arts. It is published by the American Indian Studies Center at the University of California, Los Angeles. This resource requires a subscription or the purchase of individual issues.

AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples is an internationally peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal that aims to present scholarly research on Indigenous worldviews and experiences of decolonization from Indigenous perspectives from around the world. AlterNative was launched by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence, to provide an innovative new forum for Indigenous scholars to set their own agendas, content and arguments and establish a unique new standard of excellence in Indigenous scholarship. AlterNative is a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary journal that publishes scholarship across the Social Sciences, Humanities, Education, Health, Business, and Law. This resource requires a subscription or the purchase of individual issues