About Indian Country Today

Indian Country Today

Mission statement, Masthead and About the company

Indian Country Today

Mailing address: PO Box 929

Phoenix, Arizona 85001


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


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

Indian Country Today is a 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 over FNX: First Nations Experience and Arizona PBS World channel.

Indian Country Today is the largest news site that covers tribes and Native people throughout the Americas.

The broadcast of Indian Country Today is carried in Arizona on channel 8.3 daily at 11 pm Mountain Standard Time. FNX: First Nations Experience at 7 pm Pacific. FNX is a network of 22 affiliate stations broadcasting into 14 states from Alaska to New York with a potential viewing audience of more than 46 million people across the United States. FNX is also available in the greater Los Angeles media market over-the-air on KVCR in San Bernardino.

Indian Country Today is public media. We are a nonprofit news organization that sustains itself with funding from members, donors, foundations, and supporters. We also sell advertising in a variety of formats operating as Indian Country Today, LLC.

Indian Country Today is a not-for-profit Limited Liability Company. Indian Country Today's board of directors are President Karen Lincoln Michel, Rebecca Crooks-Stratton, Larry EchoHawk, and Rhonda LeValdo. The LLC is owned by the NCAI Fund in Washington, D.C., but operates independently.

Karen Lincoln Michel, Ho-Chunk

President, Indian Country Today


Alicia Leigh Hauki, Native Hawaiian

Director of Business Operations


Heather Donovan

Director of Sales


Mark Trahant, Shoshone-Bannock



Katie Oyan, Oglala Lakota

Managing Editor


Jourdan Bennett-Begaye, Diné

Deputy Managing Editor


Patty Talahongva, Hopi

Executive Producer


Tomas Karmelo Amaya, Yoeme/A:shiwi/Rarámur

Creative Director


Vincent Schilling, Akwesasne Mohawk

Associate Editor


Kolby KickingWoman, Blackfeet/Gros Ventre

Reporter-Producer, Washington bureau


Aliyah Chavez, Kewa Pueblo



Joaqlin Estus, Tlingit

National Correspondent (Anchorage)


Mary Annette Pember, Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

​National Correspondent (Cincinnati)


Dalton Walker, Red Lake Anishinaabe

National Correspondent


Carina Dominguez, Pascua Yaqui



Quindrea Yazzie

Production assistant


Kalle Benallie



Indian Country Today

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 I 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. To submit an op-ed send the material (and if possible, a photograph) to Opinion@indiancountrytoday.com

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.
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.

Corrections policy

Corrections. 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. 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.

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