Darren Thompson

Darren Thompson (Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe) is a multi-media journalist based in Phoenix, Arizona. Thompson reports on Tribal sovereignty and issues impacting Indian Country for Native Suns News Today as a correspondent, Indigenous issues for Unicorn Riot, and popular Indigenous culture material for powwows.com. His work has been featured on Aboriginal Peoples Television Network, Indian Country Today, Native News Online, where he was staff writer for several years, Powwows.com, Unicorn Riot, USA Today, Voice of America, and Buffalo’s Fire. He was awarded "Best Photography" for an arranged photo during the Dakota Access Pipeline protests near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in 2016, where he poses in a noose doused with black oil, highlighting the Dakota 38 hanging in Mankato, Minn. in 1862 and the treatment towards to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe by oil interests hoping to fast track an oil pipeline.

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