NAJA Awards.

Photograph Jeremy Wade Shockley/The Southern Ute Drum

The Southern Ute Drum will be bringing home at least four “First Place” awards from this year’s Native American Journalism Association – media awards banquet. The week long conference will be held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida culminating with the awards ceremony on saturday evening.

Photos, first place: Jeremy Wade Shockley, for a Bear Dance photo of a little girl with a blue and white umbrella

News stories, first place: Ace Stryker, for “Legislators Withdraw Proposal to Cut Native Scholarships at FLC”

Best layout among biweekly and monthly papers (for Robert Ortiz’s work)

The highest award of all, General Excellence!

Our paper is run with a very small, but equally dedicated staff. Each with their own vision, backed by hard work and determination. The outcome is a tribal newspaper that continues to hold its own across Indian Country.

Best, Jeremy

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