DEADLINE: IJNR/SEJ Virtual Workshop on Environmental Racism and Indigenous Communities

Event Date: 
November 3, 2021
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Indigenous communities have populated the Americas for more than 20,000 years. As the original inhabitants of the Western Hemisphere, there is no question that Native knowledge of and relationships with the landscape are deeply rooted in both time and place. But too often, Indigenous voices are ignored or silenced during conversations about contemporary natural resource management. Decision-makers regularly disregard treaty rights, scientists often diminish traditional knowledge, and news outlets have too often exacerbated the problem by overlooking important voices, or worse, ignoring Native perspectives entirely.

But reporting in and about Indigenous communities requires care and preparation.

IJNR logoSEJ logoThe Institute for Journalism & Natural Resources, in partnership with SEJ, will present a two-day virtual workshop focused on Environmental Racism and Indigenous Communities. Participating journalists will hear from several expert speakers about a variety of topics.

Registration is free. Accepted journalists will be sent a registration link.

When: November 17 and 18, 2021; 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET

We will select up to 25 applicants who represent diversity in geography, outlet, race, gender, experience and journalistic medium.

Priority will be given to journalists of color.

Participating journalists will be eligible to apply for small reporting stipends following completion, intended to support coverage of an issue or issues addressed during the workshop. Funding may be used for travel or other reporting costs. Please note that we expect journalists to abide by all necessary COVID-related safety protocol during post-workshop travel and reporting.

Applicants must submit a resume, one or more clips and brief statement of interest via Submittable.

Deadline: Wednesday, November 3 at midnight ET.

More information here. Apply here.

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