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Best College Radio Story - awarded by Native American Journalists Association

Awarded 1st place in the 2012 Native American Journalists Association Media Awards for the radio piece "One hundred years with Ishi: The 'last wild Indian' of North America." The story, which aired on KALW-FM, focused on the 100-year anniversary of Ishi's arrival at the University of California, Berkeley. Ishi was a Native American of the Yana people who was said by anthropologists at the time to be the last suriviving member of his tribe as well as the final uncultivated 'Indian' in the United States. The story explored the historical accounts and misconceptions surrounding Ishi.

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Mary Belardo drives down the half-mile dirt road to her home. Her house – built by All Mission... more »
posted 09/30/13
Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indian Reservation residents were instructed by the EPA 10 years... more »
posted 02/22/13

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For the past ten years, the 180 tribal members who live on the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indian Reservation in Southern California have been without safe drinking water.