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Buffalo's Fire, Native news non-profit outlet, earns Media and Democracy Project's Local Journalism Bright Spot
Buffalo's Fire, led by Native women, produces independent journalism enhancing indigenous communities
To highlight some of the good things happening in local journalism, The Media and Democracy Project votes at our meetings to award exemplary outlets the Local Journalism Bright Spot Award.
At our October 2, 2023 meeting, we selected Buffalo’s Fire which truly fulfills its mission to “produce independent journalism to enhance the quality of life for Native communities through news coverage that informs and engages American Indians and lifts up our stories to the broader culture.” The award was based on community reporting including New Tenant Rights Association advocates for North Dakota low-income renters, combat daily evictions and Turtle Mountain homeless shelter promotes sobriety, fosters community
Buffalo’s Fire just launched this remarkable series on the child welfare system in collaboration with The Imprint: Born of history: A Tulalip youth’s journey to Indigenize child welfare. We will be following the rest of the series as it is released.
Buffalo’s Fire also leads the way for all news outlets by setting standards of ethics, independence and transparency. They are a member of the global Trust Project and the Institute for Non-Profit News.
We subscribe and as part of the Bright Spot award have donated to Buffalo’s Fire. We encourage you to do so, as well. You can sign up for Buffalo’s Fire newsletter here and support them here.
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