NOW AVAILABLE: Al Jazeera America's story on how radios are keeping Native American languages and
communities alive. Featuring Native Public Media's Loris Taylor, KUYI Hopi Radio, KBRW Barrow, Alaska
and Geoffrey Blackwell, the FCC's Director of Native Affairs and Policy.
Tribal Languages: 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.
Electoral Participation: 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.
Emergencies: In times of natural and manmade disasters, Native radio is there to provide life-saving
Local News: 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.
Our Voices-Our Stories-Our Network
Radio is a lifeline for emergencies, tribal languages, health and economic news, and electoral
participation across Indian Country.
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.
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The Tribal Council and Governor Lavato approved our visit and we were given permission to interview