About Us

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Indian Country Today

An Independent news enterprise

Mailing address: 
PO Box 929
Phoenix, Arizona 85001

Newsroom:
5th Floor
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Arizona State University
555 North Central Ave.
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

Mission

Indian Country Today is a spacious channel that serves Indigenous communities with news, entertainment, and opinion.

Indian Country Today is an independent nonprofit, multimedia news enterprise. Our digital platform covers the Indigenous world, including American Indians and Alaska Natives. Indian Country Today is also a public media broadcast carried via public television stations, including FNX: First Nations Experience and Arizona PBS World channel.

Indian Country Today covers tribes and Native people throughout the Americas.

Indian Country Today is owned by IndiJ Public Media, a 501 (c)(3) public charity, under federal law that sustains itself with funding from members, donors, foundations, and supporters. We also sell advertising in a variety of formats.

IndiJ Public Media's board of directors are President Karen Lincoln Michel, Larry EchoHawk, and Rhonda LeValdo. 

Founder

ICT was founded as the Lakota Times newspaper by Tim Giago, Oglala Lakota, on July 9, 1981. The publication was based in Pine Ridge, South Dakota.

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Karen Michel, Ho-Chunk
President and chief executive officer, Indian Country Today
karenmichel@Indiancountrytoday.com

​Shirley Sneve, Sicangu Lakota
Vice President, Broadcasting
shirleysneve@indiancountrytoday.com

Alicia Leigh Hauki, Native Hawaiian
Director of Business Operations
ahauki@indiancountrytoday.com

Heather Donovan
Director of Sales
hdonovan@indiancountrytoday.com

Lynn Bush
Sales representative, public media

Nicole Huser
Executive assistant
nhuser@indiancountrytoday.com

Mark Trahant, Shoshone-Bannock
Editor
mtrahant@indiancountrytoday.com

Jourdan Bennett-Begaye, Diné
Managing Editor
jbennett-begaye@indiancountrytoday.com

Dalton Walker, Red Lake Anishinaabe
Deputy Managing Editor
dwalker@indiancountrytoday.com

Patty Talahongva, Hopi
Executive Producer
ptalahongva@indiancountrytoday.com

Vincent Schilling, Akwesasne Mohawk
Associate Editor, Opinions Editor
vschilling@indiancountrytoday.com

Kolby KickingWoman, Blackfeet/Gros Ventre
Reporter-Producer, Washington bureau
kkickingwoman@indiancountrytoday.com

Aliyah Chavez, Kewa Pueblo
Reporter-Producer
achavez@indiancountrytoday.com

Joaqlin Estus, Tlingit
National Correspondent (Anchorage)
jestus@indiancountrytoday.com

Mary Annette Pember, Red Cliff Band of Ojibwe
National Correspondent (Cincinnati)
mpember@indiancountrytoday.com

Carina Dominguez, Pascua Yaqui
Correspondent
carinadominguez@@indiancountrytoday.com

Quindrea Yazzie, Navajo Nation
Newscast Editor
qyazzie@indiancountrytoday.com

Kalle Benallie, Navajo Nation
Reporter
kbenallie@indiancountrytoday.com

Indian Country Today offices

Phoenix headquarters

Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Arizona State University
555 N Central Avenue, Suite 500
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

Washington bureau, Indian Country Today

​Cronkite News Washington Bureau
Arizona State University
1800 St NW
Washington, DC 20006

Alaska bureau, Indian Country Today

Gould Hall
Alaska Pacific University
4101 University Dr
Anchorage, AK 99508

Opinion Editorials

We welcome a wide variety of views in our opinion pages.

Opinions do not necessarily reflect the view of Indian Country Today; voices in our opinion section represent a variety of reader points of view. If you would like to contribute an essay to Indian Country Today, email the opinion editor, Vincent Schilling at opinion@indiancountrytoday.com.

More information about our guidelines here: Submission guidelines.

Press Releases

We also post press releases of interest to our readers. Please include a photograph. To submit a press release for publication (The Press Pool) send to PressRelease@indiancountrytoday.com

Freelance Submissions

Indian Country Today has a limited budget for freelance material from stories, photo essays, nonfiction graphic novels, videos, and broadcast packages. To pitch a potential story, send an email to editor@indiancountrytoday.com

Native Media

We welcome tribal media to publish their content with us. Email the text and multimedia components to nativemedia@indiancountrytoday.com

Editorial independence policy

Indian Country Today is committed to being transparent in the financial support it receives while also ensuring it maintains its editorial independence as a news organization.

The company is a nonprofit, public charity with 501(c)(3) status. IndiJ Public Media operates as a public trust, we do not pay certain taxes. We may receive funds from standard government programs offered to nonprofits or similar businesses.

We subscribe to standards of editorial independence adopted by the Institute for Nonprofit News, and add “tribes” to the sources from which we accept gifts, grants and sponsorships:

Our organization retains full authority over editorial content to protect the best journalistic and business interests of our organization. We maintain a firewall between news coverage decisions and sources of all revenue. Acceptance of financial support does not constitute implied or actual endorsement of donors or their products, services or opinions.

We accept gifts, grants and sponsorships from individuals and organizations for the general support of our activities, but our news judgments are made independently and not on the basis of donor support.

Our organization may consider donations to support the coverage of particular topics, but our organization maintains editorial control of the coverage. We will cede no right of review or influence of editorial content, nor of unauthorized distribution of editorial content.

Our organization will make public all donors who give a total of $5,000 or more per year. We will accept anonymous donations for general support only if it is clear that sufficient safeguards have been put into place that the expenditure of that donation is made independently by our organization and in compliance with INN's Membership Standards.

Donors

ICT receives major support from ($10,000 and more)

Bay and Paul Foundations

Wend Collective

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Racial Equity in Journalism

Facebook Sustainability Accelerator

Solutions Journalism

MRG Foundation

Alaska Center for Excellence in Journalism

The National Congress of American Indians

San Manuel Band of Mission Indians

Decolonizing Wealth

Red Hawk Charitable Fund

News Match (via Institute for Nonprofit News)

Major individual and Phoenix 100 donors (at least $5,000)

Karen Michel

Mark and Holly Macarro

Yvonne Bushyhead

Tribal Solutions Group

Mark Trahant

Indian Country Today received a portion of the Paycheck Protection Program loan that our then-parent company applied for through the U.S. Small Business Administration during the coronavirus crisis.

Corrections policy

Indian Country Today strives to be as accurate as possible. Corrections should be made in the original story. The deck headline should note that a correction has been added. In the story there should be an explanation about why that correction was made. The error should not be repeated, but explain the circumstances to the reader.

ICT style guide

Indian Country Today style guide​

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