The Native American Journalism Fellowship, also known as NAJF, is an opportunity for American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, and First Nations students pursuing media degrees in undergraduate and graduate programs. The fellowship allows students to develop and strengthen their reporting and multimedia skills in school while learning from Indigenous journalists and other professionals in the industry.

Reporters Jarrette Werk and Benjamin C. Yazza tell us more about the impact of the fellowship.

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Jarrette Werk, A’aniiih and Nakoda, is junior at the University of Nevada Las Vegas studying multimedia journalism. Werk has been a fellow of the Native American Journalists Association since 2017.

Benjamin Yazza, Navajo Nation, is a student at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.