Indian Country has laws that many reporters do not know about and issues that can be confusing to non-native on how to go about reporting on it. We will also discuss ways on how not to report in Native American stories. Topics will include the Indian Child Welfare Act and how to address the story. Gaming issues, attending meetings on tribal lands, environmental issues and do the tribes have a freedom of press law? The why and how to address these issues will be explored.
Kevin R. Kemper is an assistant professor and diversity coordinator at the School of Journalism at the University of Arizona in Tucson, where he teaches such courses as “Law of the Press” and “Advanced Reporting.” Jefferson E. Keel is in his second term as president of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), the oldest, largest and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native tribal government organization in the country. Keel is in his fourth elected term as lieutenant governor of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma.
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