Mark Trahant, an independent journalist and member of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, will share insights from his more than 30 years of covering federal-Indian relations when he speaks Saturday, July 11.
Trahant, who is a past president of the Native American Journalists Association,, will talk about the relationship between the U.S. Government and tribes in a session titled, “Making Sense of Government: Find Meaningful Stories That Impact Native Lives.” Attendees can expect to learn about two things: a birdseye view of the changing nature of the government and a practical approach toward covering government issues. Trahant, who will be joining the faculty at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks this fall, said he hopes attendees will gain interest in policy-oriented stories and the challenges facing Indian Country. Saturday, July 11 at 1:15 p.m. -Tsanavi Spoonhunter