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KLCC Wins Big In 2020 NAJA Awards

The Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) has announced its annual list of winners in its national Native media awards competition.

KLCC won first place in the “Best Coverage of Native America” category for Radio/Podcast for “Borders, Migration, and Belonging: Native Voices”. Supported by the University of Oregon’s Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics, this in-depth series explored issues important to Indigenous communities in the state, including tribes’ timber practices, the return of Indian artifacts, cultivating interest in traditional foods, and the evolution of the Native American art scene.  Reporters Brian Bull and Karen Richards were reporters for the series; Rachael McDonald was primary editor.

Richards also swept Associate Division III for Radio/Podcast, winning first, second, and third place awards for Best Feature Story.  Her submissions were also from the Wayne Morse Series: “Indigenous Artists Work for Recognition and Change”; “Native Oregon History Goes Public”;  and “Native Oregon Artifacts Coming Home.”

Bull won a second place award in Professional Division III for Radio/Podcast, for his feature, “Nearly Two Years’ Work by Native Carvers Yields Totem Pole for Sheldon High.”

The annual competition recognizes excellence in reporting by Indigenous and non-Indigenous journalists from across the U.S. and Canada. NAJA received more than 550 entries spanning many different categories and mediums.

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