2018 National Native Media Awards

 STUDENT DIVISION
Student Division – Radio

Radio – General Excellence in Student Coverage
First Place
Kenia Alonzo
Generation Justice
Organizing for Net Neutrality

Student Division – TV

TV – Best Feature Story
First Place
Adriana De Alba
Cronkite News
Veterinary Science

Second Place
Katie Bieri
Cronkite News
Border Wall

Third Place
Lydia Fielder
UATV
Inspire Choir

TV – Best News Story
First Place
Kaitlyn Boysel
U-Central
Indigenous Peoples Day

No second or third place awarded.

Student Division – Print / Online

Print / Online – Best Editorial
First Place
Robin Maxkii
Chronicle of Higher Education
Why I Attended Tribal College

Second Place
Amanda Smith
Haskell Indian Leader
Cultural Imperialism

Third Place
Hunter Holtulke
Haskell Indian Leader
Are you getting your money’s worth at Thorpe?

Print / Online – Best Sports Photo
First Place
Shana Lombard
Haskell Indian Leader
Haskell Athletics Recognized Six Seniors on the Women’s Basketball team

Second Place
Reid Williams
Haskell Indian Leader
The Haskell Men’s Basketball Team

Third Place
Ryan Coody
Haskell Indian Leader
2017 Haskell Women’s Basketball Preview

Print / Online – Best Sports Story
First Place
Dekota Gregory
The O’Colly
Letter from Magic

Second Place
Jarrette Werk
First Nation’s Focus
Nevada Wolfpack’s Tahnee Robinson continues to change the game of basketball

Third Place
Haley Lewis and Sarah Reed
CBC
When you pick up your stick, you’re picking up history

Print / Online – Best Feature Photo
First Place
Jarrette Werk
First Nation’s Focus
Teresa Melendez, of Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, dances

Second Place
Reid Williams,
Haskell Indian Leader
T. Sequoyah

Third Place
Damon Peak
Haskell Indian Leader
Smokey McKinney

Print / Online – Best Feature Story
First Place
Dekota Gregory
Tulsa World
Birthplace of legends: Hutcherson Branch YMCA served as foundation for North Tulsa athletes

Second Place
Lauren Kaljur and Macee Beheler
Carnegie-Knight News21
Native American tribes fight for clean water and more money

Third Place
Taylor Notah
Cronkite News
Navajo school instills resilience in Diné youth through language continuance efforts

Print / Online – Best News Photo
First Place
Tailyr Irvine
Dallas Morning News
Frida Kahlo record

Second Place
Diamond Williams
Haskell Indian Leader
Haskell graduate walks into Coffin Complex

Print / Online – Best News Story
First Place
Isaac Windes
Cronkite News
Advocates worry FCC changes to Lifeline could hit Indian Country hard

Second Place
Lily Altavena
Cronkite News
Hopi High hires investigators to examine special education

Third Place
Tanner Stechnij
Cronkite News
Hopi to elect new leaders as planned plant closure threatens tribe’s financial future

Honorable Mention
Jarrette Werk
First Nation’s Focus
Pyramid Lake Summer Cultural Day Camp teaches Paiute language to children

General Excellence in Student Coverage
First Place
Reporting in Indigenous Communities
University of British Columbia

Second Place
Cronkite News
Arizona State University

Third Place
Haskell Indian Leader
Haskell Indian Nations University

ASSOCIATE DIVISION I
Associate Division I – Print / Online

Print / Online – Best Environmental Coverage
First Place
Justus Caudell
Tribal Tribune
What’s in the water?

Second Place
Li Cohen
The Seminole Tribune
Lake Okeechobee Watershed Project concerns tribal members

Third Place
Jeremy Wade Shockley
The Southern Ute Drum
Southern Ute colors blanket the Southern Ute Reservation

Print / Online – Best Feature Photo
First Place
Wil Phinney
Confederated Umatilla Journal
Round Up Baby

Second Place
Valerie Niehaus
Potawatomi Traveling Times
Screaming Ride

Third Place
Justus Caudell
Tribal Tribune
The Daily Grind

Print / Online – Best Feature Story
First Place
Valerie Niehaus
Potawatomi Traveling Times
An Unforgettable “Honor Flight”

Second Place
Justus Caudell
Tribal Tribune
A Brief Escape

Third Place
Beverly Bidney
The Seminole Tribune
Thousands of Seminole calves shipped out

Print / Online – Best News Story
First Place
Beverly Bidney
Seminole Tribune
Hurricane Irma Hits Reservations

Second Place – Tie
Wil Phinney
Confederated Umatilla Journal
Ancient One Finally Rests

Second Place – Tie
Justus Caudell
Tribal Tribune
Beyond Borders

Third Place
Li Cohen
Seminole Tribune
Lake Okeechobee Watershed Project

Print / Online – Best Photo of Native America
First Place
Beverly Bidney
Seminole Tribune
4-H’ers shine in Big Cypress

Second Place
Justus Caudell
Tribal Tribune
Passing down basketry

Third Place
Valerie Niehaus
Potawatomi Traveling Times
Mid-air

Print / Online – Best Coverage of Native America
First Place
Justus Caudell & Cary Rosenbaum
Tribal Tribune
Columbia River salmon reporting

Second Place
Beverly Bidney
Seminole Tribune
Picking sweetgrass brings back sweet memories

Third Place
Li Cohen
Seminole Tribune
Marker ceremony commemorates Tribal Oak’s impact

ASSOCIATE DIVISION I & II
Associate Divisions I & II Combined Categories – Print / Online

Print / Online – Best Sports Photo
First Place
Wil Phinney
Confederated Umatilla Journal
Peasley Rodeo

Second Place
Valerie Niehaus
Potawatomi Traveling Times
Driving in the Layup

Third Place
Kevin Johnson
Seminole Tribune
John Carroll High School Softball Team Celebrates

Print / Online – Best Sports Story
First Place
Justus Caudell
Tribal Tribune
Dick Aubertin: Colville tribal member found father’s dream in professional baseball

Second Place
Kevin Johnson
Seminole Tribune
Rodeo returns to Hollywood

Third Place
Valerie Niehaus
Potawatomi Traveling Times
NAIG 2017

Print / Online – Best News Photo
First Place
Wil Phinney
Confederated Umatilla Journal
Swearing in

Second Place
Michelle Alaimo
Smoke Signals
The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde
Total solar eclipse

Third Place
Wil Phinney
Confederated Umatilla Journal
Silence of science

ASSOCIATE DIVISION II
Associate Division II – Print / Online

Print / Online – Best Environmental Coverage
First Place
Wil Phinney
Confederated Umatilla Journal
Get the lead out

No second or third place awarded.

Print / Online – Best Feature Photo
First Place
Wil Phinney
Confederated Umatilla Journal
Drummers

Second Place
Michelle Alaimo
Smoke Signals
Taking a Spring Break

Third Place
Wil Phinney
Confederated Umatilla Journal
Ancient One

Print / Online – Best Feature Story
First Place
Jessica McBride
Mvskoke News
The Heart of Hope

Second Place
Wil Phinney
Confederated Umatilla Journal
Happy Valentines

Third Place
Dean Rhodes
Smoke Signals
The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde
Book tells story of tribal language’s last speaker

Print / Online – Best News Story
First Place
Wil Phinney
Confederated Umatilla Journal
Natives March to Protect Women’s Rights

Second Place
Dean Rhodes
Smoke Signals
The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde
Skies clear for total solar eclipse over Grand Ronde

Third Place
Wil Phinney
Confederated Umatilla Journal
Tribes play big role in Dillon Dam removal

Print / Online – Best Coverage of Native America
First Place
Danielle Frost
Smoke Signals
The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde
Still seeking answers

Second Place
Jessica McBride
Mvskoke News
The call of duty: Protecting the water protectors

Third Place
Wil Phinney
Confederated Umatilla Journal
Ancient One finally rests

ASSOCIATE DIVISION III
Associate Division III – TV

TV – Best Coverage of Native America
First Place
Carmen Vicencio
America Reframed
On a Knife Edge

Second Place
Carmen Vicencio
America Reframed
We Breathe Again

Associate Division III – Radio

Radio – Best Coverage of Native America
First Place
Judith Siers-Poisson
Central Time
Wisconsin Public Radio
First Wisconsinites: Dispatches from Native American Life In Wisconsin Today

Second Place
Nicky Ouellet
Montana Public Radio
For coverage of Blackfeet news and features reporting

Associate Division III – Print / Online

Print / Online – Best Feature Photo
First Place
Josué Rivas
YES! Magazine
Water Protectors Return to Standing Rock—This Time for Healing

No second or third place awarded.

Print / Online – Best Feature Story
First Place
Julia O’Malley
High Country News
The Teenage Whaler’s Tale

Second Place
Rebecca Clarren
InvestigateWest and The Nation
A Right-Wing Think Tank is Trying to Bring Down the Indian Child Welfare Act. Why?

Third Place
Stephanie Woodard
YES! Magazine
The Spirit of Standing Rock on the Move

Print / Online – Best News Story
First Place
Cindy Yurth
Navajo Times
New home site regulations

Second Place
Stephanie Woodard
Indian Country Today
After the Fire: Western Shoshones Repatriate Thousands of Acres of Sacred Sites

Third Place
Stephanie Woodard
In These Times / Rural America
Civil Rights Complaint Details Horrific Discrimination Against Native Kids

Print / Online – Best Environmental Coverage
First Place
Aileen Brown, Will Parrish and Alice Speri
The Intercept
Oil and Water

Second Place
Stephen Miller
Yes! Magazine
Alaska’s Small Villages Turn Toward Renewables—And Don’t Look Back

Third Place
Christopher S. Pineo
Navajo Times
Feral Horses

Print / Online – Best Coverage of Native America
First Place
Anna V. Smith
High Country News

Second Place
Christopher S. Pineo
Navajo Times

Third Place
Stephanie Woodard
Yes! magazine

PROFESSIONAL DIVISION I
Professional Division I – Print / Online

Print / Online – Best Editorial
First Place
Brandon Ecoffey
Lakota Country Times
The people deserve nothing less

Second Place
Cary Rosenbaum, Justus Caudell and Shane Moses
Tribal Tribune
Capturing the difficult stories of the membership

Third Place
Brandon Ecoffey
Lakota Country Times
Do not expect us to run and hide

Print / Online – Best Elder Coverage
First Place
Ken Luchterhand
Hocak Worak
France park dedication

Second Place
Dalton Walker
O’odham Action News
SRPMIC Veteran Recalls World War II

Third Place
Lori Edmo-Suppah
Sho-Ban News
Pevo shares grandmother’s eclipse teaching

Print / Online – Best Environmental Coverage
First Place
Tim Wohlers
Hocak Worak
Sioux tribes seek an injunction to stop oil from flowing through DAPL

Second Place
Tim Wohlers
Hocak Worak
Greendeer gathers fellow activists at US Rights of Nature

Third Place
Ken Luchterhand
Hocak Worak
Rights of Nature examined

Print / Online – Best Health Coverage
First Place
Lenzy Krehbiel-Burton
Tulsa Business & Legal News
More taking holistic approach to wellness

Second Place
Lenzy Krehbiel-Burton
Bigheart Times
Opioid use down in Osage

Third Place
Tim Wohlers
Hocak Worak
Health Dept. makes coordinated care calls

Print / Online – Best Sports Photo
First Place
Tim Wohlers
Hocak Worak
Koenig defends against the drive

Second Place
Shane Moses
Tribal Tribune
Hanging on in Indian Relay

Third Place
Jeffrey Keeble
Potawatomi Traveling Times
Triple Jump

Print / Online – Best Sports Story
First Place
Tim Wohlers
Hocak Worak
Badgers defeat Villanova in second round

Second Place
Shane Moses
Tribal Tribune
The Sands of Jericho

Third Place
Cary Rosenbaum
Tribal Tribune
No Average Joe

Print / Online – Best Feature Photo
First Place
Roselynn Wahtomy
Sho-Ban News
Blessing future generations

Second Place
Dalton Walker
O’odham Action News
Pilger named Red Mountain Eagle Pow-Wow Princess

Third Place
Cary Rosenbaum
Tribal Tribune
Reconstructing life one gill net at a time

Print / Online – Best Feature Story
First Place
Cary Rosenbaum
Tribal Tribune
Tribal lawman: Former Colville tribal officer recalls huge victory, loss

Second Place
Lenzy Krehbiel-Burton
Tulsa Business & Legal News
Family & Children’s Services opens store

Third Place
Roselynn Wahtomy
Sho-Ban News
Culture and traditions kept alive with ceremonial buffalo hunt

Print / Online – Best News Photo
First Place
Jeffrey Keeble
Potawatomi Traveling Times
Drum line

Second Place
Cary Rosenbaum
Tribal Tribune
Capturing the difficult stories of membership

Third Place
Tim Wohlers
Hocak Worak
Sioux tribes seek injunction

Print / Online – Best News Story
First Place
Cary Rosenbaum
Tribal Tribune
Positive reinforcement: Yakama Reservation homeless camp giving hope, but fearing future

Second Place
Brandon Ecoffey
Lakota Country Times
For news coverage of the Dakota Access Pipeline

Third Place
Lenzy Krehbiel-Burton
Tulsa Business & Legal News
Community banks in midst of resurgence

Professional Division I – Print

Print – Best Layout
First Place
Jessica Joaquin
O’odham Action News

Second Place
Lori Edmo-Suppah
Sho-Ban News

Third Place
Potawatomi Traveling Times

Print – General Excellence
First Place
Shannon Mitchell
Meskwaki Nation Times

Second Place
Connie L. Smith
Lakota Country Times

Third Place
Lori Edmo-Suppah
Sho-Ban News

PROFESSIONAL DIVISION II
Professional Division II – Radio

Radio – Best Feature Story
First Place
Tripp Crouse
KTOO
Our Ancestors Returned Home

Second Place
Gary Fife
Mvskoke Radio

Professional Division II – TV

TV – Best Feature Story
First Place
Stacie Guthrie
Cherokee Phoenix
Remember the Removal

Second Place
Jason Salsman
Mvskoke Vision
Running is Ceremony

Third Place
Amanda Rutland
Muscogee (Creek) Nation
Tafvmpuce: Wild Onions

TV – Best News Story
First Place
Antonia Gonzales and Sarah Gustavus
New Mexico in Focus
Technology and Online Tools

Second Place
Jason Salsman
Mvskoke Vision
Mvskoke Navy Helps with Hurricane Harvey

TV – General Excellence
First Place
Jason Salsman
Mvskoke Vision

Professional Division II – Print

Print – Best Layout
First Place
Travis Snell
The Cherokee Phoenix

Second Place
Confederated Umatilla Journal
The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation

Third Place
Justin Phillips
Smoke Signals
The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde

Print – General Excellence
First Place
The Cherokee Phoenix

Second Place
Confederated Umatilla Journal
The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation

Third Place
Mvskoke News
Mvskoke Media

Professional Division II – Online

Online – Best Digital Publication
First Place
Lakota Country Times

Professional Division II – Print / Online

Print / Online – Best Column (combined with Div. I)
First Place
Cary Rosenbaum
Tribal Tribune
Traveling NDN

Second Place
Gary Fife
Mvskoke Media
Emvpanayv

Third Place
Jill-Marie Gavin
Confederated Umatilla Journal
Sexual assault: Responsibility, reluctance and healing

Print / Online – Best Editorial
No first place awarded.

Second Place
Jason Salsman
Mvskoke Vision
#RealTalk: Custard’s last stand

Third Place
Charles F. Sams III
Confederated Umatilla Journal
Immigration is in the News

Print / Online – Best Elder Coverage
First Place
Rosemary Stephens
Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribal Tribune
World War II veterans share memories, thoughts and lives

Second Place
Rosemary Stephens
Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribal Tribune
In Honor of Moses Starr Jr.

Third Place
Rosemary Stephens
Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribal Tribune
Elder citizen is putting together all the pieces

Print / Online – Best Environmental Coverage
First Place
Rosemary Stephens
Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribal Tribune
Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes partner with USDA to launch Soil Health Project

No second or third place awarded.

Print / Online – Best Health Coverage
First Place
Miranda Rector Vega
Confederated Umatilla Journal
Wellness program sees 83 percent improvement

Second Place
Jill-Marie Gavin
Confederated Umatilla Journal
Mental health becomes priority for family

Third Place
Brittney Bennett
Cherokee Phoenix
CN health providers want higher base pay

Print / Online – Best Sports Story
First Place
Latonya Lonelodge
Cheyenne Arapaho Tribal Tribune
Cross-country addition to Darlington Elementary School

Second Place
Kevin Barnett
Mvskoke News
Eufaula boxer wins national championship

Third Place
Rosemary Stephens
Cheyenne Arapaho Tribal Tribune
All female billiards team breaking more than balls

Print / Online – Best Sports Photo
First Place
Dallas Dick
Confederated Tribes Umatilla Journal
Teegan at BAAD

Second Place
Staff
Biskink
Sticks in the Air

Third Place
Rosemary Stephens
Cheyenne Arapaho Tribal Tribune
Sharon Kay McKane has her eye on the 8-ball

Print / Online – Best Feature Photo
First Place
Benny Polacca
Osage News
Pawhuska waterboy gets ready for In-Lon-Schka dances

Second Place
Dallas Dick
Confederated Umatilla Journal
Bronze Star returned to hero’s daughter

Third Place
Rosemary Stephens
Cheyenne Arapaho Tribal Tribune
2017 Red Earth Opening Parade

Print / Online – Best Feature Story
First Place
Jolene Schonchin
The Comanche Nation News
Haunting Stories for Halloween

Second Place
Benny Polacca
Osage News
Wah-Zha-Zhi Youth Council learns about water quality

Third Place
Miranda Rector Vega
Confederated Umatilla Journal
Program teaches smart financing

Print / Online – Best News Photo
First Place
Trennie Collins
The Southern Ute Drum
Ignacio is Aztec Strong

Second Place
Dallas Dick
Confederated Umatilla Journal
Muddy River

Third Place
Jolene Schonchin
The Comanche Nation News
Cold Cool Down

Print / Online – Best News Story
First Place
Lenzy Krehbiel-Burton
Native Oklahoma
Together they walk, together they remember

Second Place
Liz Gray
Mvskoke News
Council representative alleges sexual harassment by Speaker

Third Place
Amanda Rutland
Muscogee (Creek) Nation
Ancestors at rest: Repatriation at Ocmulgee

Print / Online – Excellence in Beat Reporting
First Place
Lenzy Krehbiel-Burton
Bigheart Times
Oklahoma’s Budget Cuts

Second Place
Cary Rosenbaum
Tribal Tribune
Elder Series

Third Place
Benny Polacca
Osage News
Osage Congress Votes Down Rule Change on Establishing Committee Quorums

PROFESSIONAL DIVISION III
Professional Division III – Radio

Radio – Best Feature Story
First Place
Rosanna Deerchild
CBC Radio
Elementary school students rewriting the TRC’s calls to action… As poetry

Second Place
Native America Calling
Koahnic Broadcast Corp.
A tribute to the life and legacy of Dr. Joseph Medicine Crow

Third Place
Antonia Gonzales
National Native News
Culture for Mental Health

Radio – Best News Story
First Place
Antonia Gonzales
National Native News
Advocates to Trump: Racial slur harmful to Native women

Second Place
Rhonda LeValdo
National Native News
High school Native American student confronts the Mascot Issue

Third Place
Brian Bull
KLCC
In Eugene, Tribal Ceremonies Herald Return of Totem Poles

Radio – General Excellence
First Place
Native America Calling
Koahnic Broadcast Corp.
Exposing sex trafficking, From Charlottesville to Native America, Keeping reservations dry

Second Place
Antonia Gonzales
National Native News
State of Change
Tribal Economic Resilience

Third Place
Alaska’s Native Voice
Antonia Gonzales
Koahnic Broadcast Corporation

Professional Division III – TV

TV – Best Feature Story
First Place
Osiyo-Voices of the Cherokee People
Cherokee Nation Businesses
Dee Keener: Across the Board

Second Place
Osiyo-Voices of the Cherokee People
Cherokee Nation Businesses
The Girty Family: Singing Cherokee Heritage

Third Place
Osiyo-Voices of the Cherokee People
Cherokee Nation Businesses
Riding the Trail of Tears with Will Chavez

TV – General Excellence
First Place
Osiyo-Voices of the Cherokee People
Cherokee Nation Businesses

Second Place
Antonia Gonzales and Sarah Gustavus
New Mexico In Focus

Professional Division III – Online

Online – Best News Story
First Place
Debra Utacia Krol
VICE News
The Feds Are Attacking a Program That Gives Indigenous People Land

Second Place
Tristan Ahtone
Yes! Magazine
How ‘Rez Accents’ strengthen Native identity

Third Place
Debra Utacia Krol
High Country News
Northern California tribes face down massive wildfires

Professional Division III – Print (Monthly / Semimonthly)

Print / Online – Best Elder Coverage
First Place
Stacy Hutto
Biskinik
Choctaw elders recognized during AARP

Second Place
Kendra Germany
Biskinik
Happy Carney

Third Place
Stacy Hutto
Biskinik
Bill Grant

Print – Best Feature Photo
First Place
Kendra Germany
Biskinik
Jayna Johnson

Second Place
Kendra Germany
Biskinik
Tayden Harden

Third Place
Mary Annette Pember
YES! Magazine
I Saw What Resilience Looks Like

Print – Best News Photo
First Place
Staff
Biskinik
Autumn Celestine and Choctaw Nation Color Guard

Second Place
Kendra Germany
Biskinik
Social Dance

No third place awarded.

Print – Best News Story
First Place
Stacy Hutto
Biskinik
This Land is Our Land

Second Place
Kendra Germany
Biskinik
Success is Sweet for Durant Small Business

Third Place
Paige Willett
Hownikan
Potawatomi Language Goes Public

Print – Best Layout
First Place
Trey DeLonais
Hownikan
Citizen Potawatomi Nation

Second Place
Biskinik
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

Print – General Excellence
First Place
Hownikan
Citizen Potawatomi Nation

Second Place
Biskinik
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

Professional Division III – Print (Daily / Weekly)

Print / Online – Best Elder Coverage
First Place
Debra Utacia Krol
High Country News
Paiute Tribe elders navigate a faltering health care system

Second Place
Pauly Denetclaw
Navajo Times
Mostly elderly seek birth certificates at pop-up offices

Third Place
Krista Allen
Navajo Times
Clothes tell a story

Print – Best Feature Photo
First Place
Paul Natonabah
Navajo Times
Little drummer boy

Second Place
Ravonelle Yazzie
Navajo Times
Sheep Butcher Demonstration

Third Place
Ravonelle Yazzie
Navajo Times
Young Batman

Print – Best News Photo
First Place
Ravonelle Yazzie
Navajo Times
Not Giving Up Hope

Second Place
Donovan Quintero
Navajo Times
Last Salute To Fallen Brother

Third Place
Julian Brave NoiseCat
CBC
Harold Curley – The Tribal Canoe Journey

Print – Best News Story
First Place
Kim Baca
High Country News
The Navajo Nation has a wild horse problem

Second Place
Pauly Denetclaw
Navajo Times
Well series

Print – Best Layout
First Place
Navajo Times

Print – General Excellence
First Place
Navajo Times

Professional Division III – Print (Combined Daily / Monthly Categories)

Print – Best Sports Story
First Place
Sunnie Clahchischiligi
Navajo Times
Ricky Fowler

Second Place
Quentin Jodie
Navajo Times
Rodeo Cowboy Series

Third Place
Stacy Hutto
Biskinik
Labor Day Stickball Tournament

Print – Best Feature Story
First Place
Julian Brave NoiseCat
CBC
The Tribal Canoe Journey: An odyssey to reclaim tradition and territory

Second Place
Jacqueline Keeler
YES! Magazine
How Photography Shapes Our View of Native Americans

Third Place
Jennifer Bell
Hownikan
Mko Kno soars

Professional Division III – Print / Online

Print / Online – Best Column
First Place
Julian Brave NoiseCat
High Country News
Take down monuments to Native American oppression

Second Place
Arlyssa Becenti
Navajo Times
Reporter’s Notebook

Third Place
Biskinik
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
Iti Fabvassa: The Modern Day Choctaw Lighthorsemen

Print / Online – Best Editorial
First Place
Julian Brave NoiseCat
The Guardian
America’s Forgotten Crisis

Second Place
Julian Brave NoiseCat
The Guardian
The Western Idea of Private Property is Flawed

Third Place
Jennifer Bell
Hownikan
What Happened With the Lottery?

Print / Online – Best Environmental Coverage
First Place
Jacqueline Keeler
High Country News
Let them eat yellowcake

Second Place
Terri Hansen
Yes! Magazine
Tribes Were the First Climate Refugees, and the First to Build Resilience Plans

Third Place
Pauly Denetclaw
Navajo Times
Family carries on battle for land, water

Print / Online – Best Health Coverage
First Place
Krista Allen
Navajo Times
Tuba City hospital series

Second Place
Lenzy Krehbiel-Burton
Hownikan
Before HIV & AIDS can be treated or eradicated, it must be diagnosed

Third Place
Apryl Mock
Biskinik
Great American Smokeout

Print / Online – Excellence in Beat Reporting
First Place
Terri Hansen
Yes! Magazine, Indian Country Today and Earth Island Journal
For coverage of the environment in Indian Country

Second Place
Julian Brave NoiseCat
CBC News
For coverage of the environment in Indian Country

Third Place
Arlyssa Becenti
Navajo Times
For coverage of the Navajo Nation

2018 NAJA Richard LaCourse Award
Mark Trahant

2018 NAJA-Medill Milestone Achievement Award
Mary Annette Pember