The Indian Leader Wins General Excellence Award for Overall Student Coverage

The Indian Leader staff writers swept categories and won awards at the 2020 National Native Media Awards which were hosted by the Native American Journalist Association (NAJA). The awards were announced earlier today which honored Haskell Indian Nations University’s (HINU) student newspaper “The Indian Leader” with the distinction of First Place in General Excellence in Print for overall student coverage.

Individual writers and articles were also awarded—staff writers swept Print / Online publication categories for both the Best Editorials and Best News Stories. In total, individual writers and photographers for the Indian Leader won eleven awards. A virtual ceremony will be held at 3 PM CST on October 15 via Zoom.

Award Winners

The Indian Leader Association

1st Place – Print – General Excellence


Zachary Arquette

2nd Place – Print/Online – Best Environmental Coverage; “Lawrence Participates in Global Climate Strike


Kayla Bointy

1st Place – Print/Online – Best News Photo; “Haskell Students Protest at Arrowhead Stadium

3rd Place – Print/Online – Best News Story; “Haskell Students Protest at Arrowhead Stadium


Shayla Chickaway

1st Place – Print/Online – Best Feature Story; “Indigenous Representation in the Beauty Industry


Jamie Colvin

3rd Place – Print/Online – Best Environmental Coverage; “My Summer Research Experience


Dacotah Hasvold

2nd Place – Print/Online – Best News Story; “Haskell Student Activists March to City Hall


Connor MacDonald

1st Place – Print/Online – Best News Story; “Controversial Alumni Association Pick Will Not Be Represented at Commencement


Jared Nally

1st Place – Print/Online – Best Editorial; “Stick with Brushing


Joe Singh

2nd Place – Print/Online – Best Editorial; “My Day with Jack Black

3rd Place – Print/Online – Best Editorial; “Good Monster Movie Review


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