Tribal Website Wins Best Online Digital Publication Award

June 23, 2015 –

MAYETTA:  The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation has won an award for Best Online Digital Publication by the Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) for 2015.

The award will be presented to Suzanne Heck, Potawatomi news editor, on behalf of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, at the National Native Media Awards Banquet on July 11 in Washington, D.C.

The award, listed in the Professional II Division competition, recognizes excellence in Indian Country reporting across the United States and Canada.  Winners are listed at

The Potawatomi News has been a member of NAJA since 2001.  In 2005, the News department placed third in the General Excellence Monthly category for its print version of the Potawatomi News.

The Native American Journalists Association makes up a Native network of print, broadcast, and digital journalists who are dedicated to promoting Native Americans as distinct peoples, free speech and expression, and increasing the representation of Native journalists and people in mainstream media.