Award-winning investigative journalist Jenni Monet will discuss “Violence in Indian Country” at Ithaca College on Thursday, March 28. Free and open to the public, her presentation on the cycles of violence among Native Americans will be held at 6 p.m. in Handwerker Gallery, Gannett Center.
A tribal citizen of the Pueblo of Laguna, Monet conducted a yearlong investigation, finding that violence is rampant, starts young and is chronically untended to.
Monet has written about Indigenous rights and injustice for such publications as the Los Angeles Times, the Center for Investigative Reporting, PBS NewsHour and Al Jazeera. In 2017 she received 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. She holds an M.A. in international politics with a concentration in Indigenous human rights policy from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.
Her talk is part of the Ithaca College Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity (CSCRE) Discussion Series, whose theme this year is On Native Lands: Decolonization, Solidarity & Resurgence.