NAJA Names New Director

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(AP) The Native American Journalists Association has hired a veteran reporter as its interim director for the next year.

Kim Baca is a former wire service and newspaper reporter and a longtime member of the group that represents American Indian journalists from around the country.

Its office is at the University of South Dakota.

Baca most recently was a communications specialist and a legislative assistant at the National American Indian Housing Council. She previously was a reporter for the El Paso Times, Santa Fe New Mexican and The Associated Press.

Baca, who is Navajo and Santa Clara Pueblo, replaces Ron Walters, who resigned in May.

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