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The Native American Journalism Association is seeking mentors for their fellowship program. Mentors will be responsible for overseeing fellows' work over the course of one year, beginning upon assignment. Many mentor relationships last far beyond this annual obligation.

NAJA requires NAJF mentors to be present for the the on-site immersion portion of the fellowship at the National Native Media Conference in Miami, Florida July 16-22, 2018. Selected mentors will receive full conference registration.

Mentor requirements:

The Native American Journalism Fellowship is an opportunity for college and graduate students to deepen and broaden their reporting and multimedia skills, while learning from tribal journalists and news industry professionals from across the country. Selected fellows will have the option of gaining three hours of upper-level internship credit through their respective universities and NAJA.

Student fellows will receive:

The engaging life story of Native American poet/prophet/activist John Trudell and his heartfelt message of active, personal responsibility to the earth, all of its inhabitants and our descendants. Native American activist and poet John Trudell fuses his radical politics with music, writing and art. Combining images and archival footage with interviews and performances, this biography reveals the philosophy and motivations behind Trudell's work and his relationship to contemporary Indian history.

On June 7, 1964, a driving rain buckled dams and flooded vehicles on the Blackfeet Reservation, sweeping crying children from mothers’ arms, and ferrying homes and bodies across the prairie. By the time it ended, more than two-dozen Blackfeet Indians had drowned in the worst natural disaster in Montana history. More than a half-century after the worst disaster in Montana history, two Blackfeet families struggle to come to terms with the 1964 flood.

THROUGH THE REPELLENT FENCE follows art collective Postcommodity as they strive to construct Repellent Fence, a two-mile-long outdoor artwork that straddles the U.S.-Mexico border. Postcommodity consists of three Native American artists who “put land art in a tribal context.” Aided by the communities on both sides of the border in 2015, the artists installed a series of 28 huge inflatable spheres emblazoned with an insignia known as the “open eye” that has existed in Indigenous cultures from South America to Canada for thousands of years.

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