NAJA Legal Resource Room
To date, there have been good faith efforts to understand the law and ethics of journalism in Indian Country. The next step is verifying, expanding and communicating this shared knowledge through the Native American Journalists Association (NAJA).
The NAJA Legal Resource Room aims to continue improving journalism in Indian Country. NAJA promotes the best journalism by and about Native Americans through support and resources for Native people and media.
“Good journalism is good for indigenous peoples and bad journalism is bad for indigenous peoples,” Kevin R. Kemper (Choctaw/Cherokee) has said often in his writings and teachings about this topic.
Kemper serves as intake liaison for the NAJA Legal Hotline and Media Resource Room as well as research fellow.
Basic information about the NAJA members-only hotline can be found at: goo.gl/yqJooi, however, resources are available only to NAJA members. Not a member yet? Join a growing network of over 350 professionals, students and partners across the country who are dedicated to empowering the next generation of Native storytellers at:goo.gl/q8FfVK.
The NAJA Legal Resource Room assists members, media professionals, and the general public with information, education and resources concerning laws and ethics surrounding journalism in Indian Country. As on organization, we encourage anyone covering Indian Country and working with Native media to consider the information provided an ongoing discussion for best practices.
For content suggestions or questions about submitting articles or materials, please email email@example.com or call 405-872-6107. This is a collaborative project. Submitted information will be compiled and edited by Kemper.
None of this information is legal advice, and NAJA does not take responsibility for the content at the links provided here. This is not an exhaustive list. Please submit suggestions via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 405-872-6107.
Journalism in Indian Country
Laws in Indian Country
Tribal Constitutions, Cases and Statutes
Federal Indian law
State Indian law issues
Laws and Ethics of Journalism in Indian Country
Free Press (general)
The Internet and Broadband Access
Privacy and Access
Photography and Videography
Freedom of Information and Access
Additional Legal Resources