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Tristan Ahtone

Tristan Ahtone is an award winning journalist and member of the Kiowa tribe of Oklahoma. Born in Arizona, raised across the US, and educated at the Institute of American Indian Arts and the Columbia School of Journalism, he has worked as a door-to-door salesman, delivery driver, telemarketer, and busboy.

Since 2008, Tristan has reported for The Newshour with Jim Lehrer, National Native News, Frontline, Wyoming Public Radio, Vice, the Fronteras Desk, NPR, and Al Jazeera America. He serves as Vice President for the Native American Journalists Association.

Native Americans

Tribal radio stations may go dark under Donald Trump

President Trump's proposal for privatising the CPB could have significant, negative effects on tribal media.

US & Canada

Native Americans expect nothing good from Trump...

...but will the media pay attention at all?

Human Rights

How media did and did not report on Standing Rock

Native American issues are only media sexy when natives with painted faces and horses are around.