A Conversation with Jenni Monet

Jenni Monet

Jenni Monet is a freelance journalist who travels and writes about Indigenous Peoples around the world.

She is currently embedded at Standing Rock where thousands have gathered to try and stop the Dakota Access pipeline. She is blogging for the Center for Investigative Reporting and has filed reports for PBS NewsHour, High Country News, PRI The World, Yes! Magazine, and Indian Country Today. In October 2016, she launched the podcast Still Here. Other works have been featured with Al Jazeera, CNN, and NPR. Before she became a freelancer, she was a TV news anchor and reporter for medium-market CBS affiliates.

Monet grew up on or near Indian reservations in the greater Southwest and is a citizen of the Laguna Pueblo, a tribal nation in New Mexico. She has been based in Brooklyn, NY since 2002 and studied journalism at Columbia University where she earned an MA in International Politics with a concentration in Indigenous Human Rights Policy. She also advocates on behalf of tribal radio stations as a board member of the National Federation of Community Broadcasters.


Host and respondent: Jennifer Nez Denetdale (University of New Mexico) [ view full abstract ]


KN-1 » Plenary: C19 Now! featuring Jenni Monet (18:00 - Friday, 23rd March, Keller Hall, University of New Mexico)