Texas Observer Launches Indigenous Affairs Desk in Partnership With EHRP

The Texas Observer is launching an Indigenous Affairs desk in partnership with the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, and has hired Pauly Denetclaw, formerly of the Navajo Times, to help run it. Other newsrooms will be able to republish the desk’s stories for free. “Indigenous communities and stories represent the most underserved by journalists in Texas,” Tristan Ahtone, the Observer’s editor in chief and a member of the Kiowa Tribe, says. Other outlets, he writes, only tend to cover “casinos and powwows.”

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