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.
The Indian Leader Association
1st Place – Print – General Excellence
2nd Place – Print/Online – Best Environmental Coverage; “Lawrence Participates in Global Climate Strike”
1st Place – Print/Online – Best Feature Story; “Indigenous Representation in the Beauty Industry”
3rd Place – Print/Online – Best Environmental Coverage; “My Summer Research Experience”
2nd Place – Print/Online – Best News Story; “Haskell Student Activists March to City Hall”
1st Place – Print/Online – Best News Story; “Controversial Alumni Association Pick Will Not Be Represented at Commencement”
1st Place – Print/Online – Best Editorial; “Stick with Brushing”