Mary Annette  Pember

Mary Annette Pember

Outreach and Engagement Workshop

National correspondent for Indian Country Today, Mary Annette Pember will participate in the Outreach and Engagement Workshop of Summit Session 2 on October 9, at 10:45am central time.

Mary Annette Pember’s Biography

Mary Annette Pember is currently national correspondent for Indian Country Today. She has worked as an independent journalist focusing on Native American issues since 2000. Her work has appeared in other venues including the Atlantic,, the Guardian, the Washington Post,  Aljazeera,  The New York. Times,  Rewire News, The Columbia Journalism Review, Yes Magazine, In These Times and others. She worked as a staff photojournalist and photo editor for mainstream daily newspapers for several years before beginning her writing career.  In her writing and photography she has covered subjects including the high rates of sexual assault among Native women, sex trafficking, missing and murdered Indigenous women, health, impact of historical trauma on Native communities and environmental challenges on Native lands, federal policy issues as well as cultural and spiritual topics.

Pember is the recipient of numerous media industry awards including The Clarion Award, Medill Lifetime Achievement Award, Best Environmental Writing and Photography from the Native American Journalists Association, the Associated Press and others. She has been awarded grants and fellowships from Type Investigations Ida B. Well Fellowship, the Rosalynn Carter Fellowship for Mental Health Journalism, University of S. California Annenberg National Health Journalism Fellowship, The MacDowell Colony, the International Center for Journalists Data Award, the University of Maryland Journalism Fellowships in Child and Family Policy and others.  She is an enrolled citizen of the Red Cliff Band of Wisconsin Ojibwe tribe and is past president of the Native American Journalists Association.  She currently lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her family.