Our name "Native Public Media" reflects the organization’s explicit vision to empower Native people across the United States to participate actively in all forms of media and to do it on our own terms. Media has a vital role to play in supporting tribal economic and community development and is tied directly to the Nation building efforts of sovereign Tribes.
In times of natural and manmade disasters, Native radio is there to provide life-saving information.
In a time when tribal languages are facing extinction, Native radio stations provide the only on-air Native language programming helping to keep tribal languages and cultures alive and strong.
In a time when Native representation is important to protecting our people, lands and resources, Native radio provides timely and critical information about local, state and federal elections and ballots.
In a time when Native people need daily information upon which to make important decisions, Native radio is there to provide local and community news and connects our communities to the outside world.
Long term transformational systemic change is often an ambiguous journey.
Storytelling takes on a brand new dimension when you think of the possibilities.
The Tribal Council and Governor Lavato approved our visit and we were given permission to interview community members.
Tempe Mission Palms Hotel and Conference Center
Northern Arizona University
IAIA in Santa Fe, NM