Mary Pember

Mary Pember

Mary Annette Pember is an independent journalist and photographer focusing on Native American issues. She has covered topics including culture, health, federal policy, historical trauma, sex trafficking, and the environment. Her work has appeared in Indian Country Today, The Columbia Journalism Review, Truthout, the Guardian, the Washington Post, and the Atlantic among others. Past president and executive director of the Native American Journalists Association, she is the winner of several industry awards and fellowships. She is an enrolled citizen of the Red Cliff Band of Wisconsin Ojibwe tribe and currently lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her family. 

United States

'Our feet grow into the ground': The Ojibwe women owning the shore

How a Native American tribe reclaimed the land they once sacrificed in exchange for their physical survival.

'Our feet grow into the ground': The Ojibwe women owning the shore

Indigenous rights

'Decolonise and re-indigenise': The Ojibwe language warrior

Anton Treuer is part of a movement of indigenous Americans reclaiming the power and authority of their people.

'Decolonise and re-indigenise': The Ojibwe language warrior