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Native Public Media understands that progressive policies and regulations, at both the national and international levels, encourage the expansion and strengthening of Native media through mediums and platforms that are genuinely community-based, local, and democratic and are critical to Indian Country.  With a proactive Policy Program of analysis, representation, and education, NPM works to secure a voice for Native Americans among policy-making bodies and media democracy movements promoting greater access and larger audiences for Native American voices.

NPM had testified before Congress, worked and filed numerous comments with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and remains the only Native American entity of the International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) member working to advance the voices of indigenous peoples worldwide.


The goals of our Policy Program include the following:

  1. Advancing the participation of Native Americans in the media reform movement and including Native issues on the national media reform agenda.

  2. Proactively participating in creating and shaping emerging national and international media policy to ensure the full inclusion of Native Americans and indigenous peoples.

  3. Ensuring the active inclusion of underrepresented voices in media by building the capacity of the Native media system. 

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