Jenni Monet

Jenni Monet is an award-winning journalist who writes about Indigenous rights and injustice for such publications as the Center for Investigative Reporting, PBS NewsHour, Al Jazeera, and others. She is currently investigating the extreme rate at which Native American women, girls and transgender people experience violence, sexual assault and murder in the United States. Jenni is executive producer and host of ​Still ​Here: Modern Stories of Resilience, Indigenously Told​, a podcast she launched to amplify the authentic Indigenous narrative. In 2017, Jenni received top honors for her coverage of the Dakota Access Pipeline battle, including the ​Paul Tobenkin Memorial Award from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, the Hugh Hefner First Amendment Award and Journalist of the Year from the Newswomen's Club of New York. Jenni's journalism career began as a TV newscaster and reporter for medium-market CBS affiliates. She's also worked in public radio and documentary filmmaking and holds an MA in International Politics with a concentration in Indigenous Human Rights Policy from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism Jenni is a tribal citizen of the ​Pueblo of Laguna ​and divides her time between New York, Tucson and the Indigenous world.