The Native American Journalists Association is dedicated to supporting Native American journalism and held their annual awards ceremony for excellence in reporting in IndianCountry. In the category of tribal publications with more than 8,000 readers, the Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s Tribal newspaper, the Hownikan, brought home seven awards.

Communications Coordinator Bo Apitz submitted several entries for the best feature photo and swept the category, winning first, second and third place.

Assistant Director of Public Information, John VanPool, won third place for his profile of CPN District Court Judge Phil Lujan in the best feature story in print and online publications.

The Hownikan also won several awards in the Division III category:

  • Second Place – Best Digital Publication
  • Second Place – General Excellence Print
  • Third Place – Best Layout Print

To see the full list of award winners please visit .