National Native Media Conference | Aug. 25-27

Phoenix, AZ


In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Native American Journalists Association has again postponed the 2021 National Native Media Conference until 2022. 

NAJA President Francine Compton said the ongoing safety challenges caused by the pandemic led to the decision by the board to reschedule the event again this year out of an abundance of caution.

“Due to variants of concern and uncertainty over travel authority, we voted to postpone the 2021 conference during our last board meeting,” Compton said.” It was not an easy decision, as we know how much members enjoy gathering for the annual NAJA conference. But we will be back bigger and better when we have more assurances that it can be done safely.”

NAJA will maintain the partnership with the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, in co-hosting the conference Aug. 25-27, 2022.

All current NAJA memberships will be extended for a year. Members who have already paid their annual dues through 2021 will automatically be extended through 2022.  

Updated information on the 2021 NAJA Board of Directors election will be shared as it becomes available.  


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