NAJA Member Profile: Shea Smith, 2017 Student Fellow

Shea Smith, courtesy Shea Smith.

by Shea Smith, Cherokee Nation Citizen

I am beyond grateful to be a part of NAJA. Diversity in journalism is what drives its success; since I joined NAJA and honored as a fellow, I have opened dialogues in classes and among peers about the usage of Native American culture and our heritage. I will go forward in my career forever mindful of the importance and respect Native American communities deserve.

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The Native American Journalists Association strives to empower journalists and voices in Indian Country. Contact us to learn more about our members, access to our expert directory, and/or how to support student fellows like Shea.  If you have interest in applying to be a student fellow or a student fellow mentor, updated information is included on NAJA.com. 


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