Native American Journalists Association 

NAJA Legal Hotline for Journalists

The mission of the NAJA Legal Hotline for Journalists is to serve NAJA members who meet program qualifications and want information and resources regarding media, journalism and issues about freedoms of speech, press, and information, especially in Indian Country.

This "hotline" does not provide legal services or advice, but is a channel to help members contact those who can provide legal services or advice.

Certain legal services are provided for free, or pro bono, by Matthew E. Kelley (Ojibwe), an attorney at Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz, L.L.P., a noted First Amendment defense firm located in Washington, D.C.

The hotline’s intake liaison is Kevin R. Kemper (Choctaw/Cherokee), a journalism legal scholar, consultant, and former journalist from Oklahoma.

Kemper, a licensed lay advocate in Pascua Yaqui Tribal Courts in Arizona, is also available to consult with licensed attorneys and to practice lay advocacy in tribal jurisdictions wherever he can be licensed. There are also numerous attorneys and others around the United States who have promised to be available to members as necessary.

NAJA members may access the hotline by calling 405-872-6107 or through email at:

Please see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the hotline below.

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