“Writing in mainstream media allows me to put a Native perspective on newsworthy events in front of Americans who have never considered that point of view. It also allows me to intellectually address the issues Native people face and help our people process these experiences. We do not have a media that does this for us, so every article I write is putting ideas in the public sphere that would not normally be there.”
– Jacqueline Keeler
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Jacqueline Keeler is a Diné-Ihanktonwan Dakota writer based in Portland, Oregon. She has contributed to The Nation, Salon.com, The DailyBeast, Quartz and many other publications. She has been interviewed on PRI's The World, BBC, MSNBC, and Democracy Now!. She is the editor of The Edge of Morning: Native Voices Speak for the Bears Ears from Torrey House Press.
Link to work: https://muckrack.com/jacqueline-keeler/portfolio