Jourdan Bennett-Begaye, ICT

Jourdan Bennett-Begaye, ICT

Jourdan Bennett-Begaye is the managing editor for Indian Country Today. She is also a Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) board member. She is a Diné citizen of the Navajo Nation. She identifies as The Towering House Clan, The Coyote Pass Clan of Jemez, The Mexican Clan, and The Hopi with Red Running Into the Water Clan. Since her hire with Indian Country Today in 2018, Jourdan has reported stories on health, education, public health, 2020 Census, policy, politics, and more. She has focused on the COVID-19 pandemic coverage, especially COVID-19 data, in Indian Country. Jourdan received her master's degree in magazine, newspaper and online journalism through the Newhouse Minorities Fellowship at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University in New York. After graduate school, she taught high school journalism, video production, and theatre in her home state, New Mexico.

Indigenous people flock to DC for ICWA hearing

By: and - November 10, 2022

WASHINGTON — Kimberly Jump-CrazyBear held up a self-made “Uphold ICWA” sign across the street from the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., Wednesday morning. “I’m just here on behalf of all of you who can’t be here today. To help lend my voice,” she said before the oral arguments for Haaland v. Brackeen began. “Without our children, […]

Apsáalooke honor Tomb of Unknown 100 years later

By: - November 12, 2021

ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, Virginia — The mid-Atlantic air is in the crisp 40s at 7 a.m. Dew sits on cars and the cool air is refreshing to the lungs. The grass, white steps and walkway to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier sparkle when the golden sunrise hits them. It’s quiet at the Tomb of […]

Indigenous demonstrators make statement at Interior

By: - October 15, 2021

WASHINGTON — Dozens of Indigenous leaders held a sit-in Thursday at the Interior Department in Washington, D.C., in an effort to stop the extractive fossil fuel industries. Jennifer Falcon, Nakoda, Lakota and Dakota, with Indigenous Rising Media, was inside and said before Thursday’s sit-in at the Bureau of Indian Affairs that they warned President Joe […]