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At the Crossroads

Tackling the state of the economy in Indian Country

Ten newsrooms came together to explore how to best represent and reach Indigenous communities facing generation-defining economic challenges in this series, an early example of the signature projects from the Rural News Network.

Read stories in the collaboration below.


At the Crossroads: ‘The first step in creating a viable media ecosystem for Indigenous communities’

Seven INN members and three tribal outlets used audience engagement and a new model of editorial leadership to produce a series on the state of the economy in rural Indian Country, building relationships in tribal communities.


The collaboration participants are INN members Indian Country TodayInvestigateWestBuffalo’s FireKOSUNew Mexico In DepthWisconsin Watch and Underscore. They are joined by the Rawhide PressMvskoke Media and Osage News. Seven participants are members of the Native American Journalists Association (NAJA), which provided guidance on the development of the collaboration.

This project was made possible through funding from the Walton Family Foundation.

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