Underscore.news and Indian Country Today, a digital and television media group headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, are partnering to share coverage of Indigenous communities in Oregon and the region. Based in Portland, Oregon, Chris Aadland, Red Lake Nation and Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, will cover Indian Country for both publications.
Aadland will report daily, explanatory and investigative stories for ICT and Underscore.news. Both organizations will cross-post his reporting, coverage that is shared—at no cost to readers—to increase the visibility and voice of Indigenous communities.
ICT editor Mark Trahant, Shoshone-Bannock, described the partnership as an effective way to produce journalism by leveraging shared resources and staff. “First it opens the door to better coverage of Indigenous issues in the Northwest,” he said. “Second, it creates opportunity. I love partnering with other news organizations because it teaches us all to work together to be better storytellers.”
"Underscore.news is proud to partner with ICT — together, we’ll deliver more reporting for and about Indian Country," said Jackleen de La Harpe, executive director, Underscore.news. “We are thrilled to have Chris join our team. He brings investigative and daily reporting skills to this work and most importantly, his valued perspective as a tribal member.”
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