Jenna Kunze is a staff reporter at Indian Country Media, where she covers stories impacting Indigenous people across the U.S. and Canada. Previously, she reported in Alaska for two years, with a broad focus on climate change, Indigenous people, and violence against Native women. In 2020, she was one of 16 U.S. journalists selected by the Pulitzer Center to report on Alaska Native adaptability and resilience in the face of climate change in the Arctic region. Prior to that, she served as lead reporter at the Chilkat Valley News in Haines, Alaska. In late 2020, she was invited to collaborate on a five-part investigative series on police mismanagement of sexual assault against Native women in Western Alaska. Kunze’s bylines have appeared in The Guardian, The Arctic Sounder, High Country News, Indian Country Today, Smithsonian Magazine and Anchorage Daily News. She is based in New York City.


The second in a three-part series following intergenerational impacts the United States’ nearly 200 year policy of Indian boarding schools had, and continues to have, on some tribal members on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota today.