Covering Standing Rock

A sense of history and hardship sets Lakota newspapers apart from the mainstream media

Above photo: Protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline. (Larry Towel / Magnum Photos)

This post will be published on May 13, 2016.

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Jenni Monet (MA '12) is an independent journalist and a contributor for Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting, Indian Country Today, PBS NewsHour, High Country News and Yes! Magazine. She is executive producer and host of Still Here: Modern Stories of Resilience, Indigenously Told, and an enrolled citizen of the Pueblo of Laguna, a tribal nation in New Mexico. She's based in Brooklyn.