The Su-nu-nu-shinai dancers welcomed NAJA during its opening ceremony Thursday night. A male dancer is playing his flute in his traditional regalia. –DION TAPAHE/PROJECT PHOENIX
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BY ERIN TAPAHE, NATIVE VOICE
The still wind of a sunny California day, the thud of soccer balls hitting the back of the net, the echoes of players celebrating goals in the anticipation of future successes. Chris Wondolowoski, known as “Wondo” by fans and teammates alike, is one of the last players to walk off the field after wrapping up a recent late morning practice with the San Jose Earthquakes, the local Major League Soccer team.
He walked with an energetic pace off the field – hot, sweaty and ready for a shower. “Sorry I’m sweaty. I just finished practice,” he said... More
BY SARAH K. JONES/NATIVE VOICE
Loren Tapahe vividly remembers the first Native American Journalists Association meeting in 1984 at Penn State University. Tapahe, one of the founders of NAJA, remembers the goals the original 30 members put into place and now, 30 years later, he can see how much has been accomplished since then—and what has yet to be achieved.
”We needed to create an organization that fostered young people to get into journalism, also to develop a program where we could train and do workshops and teach how to write stories,” Tapahe said. “We needed to find... More
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