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Debra Krol

Phoenix, AZ
Freelance Journalist — Freelance
Covers:  Native American issues, including but not limited to environment, health, science, travel, gaming; I also cover general travel and eco tourism
Doesn't Cover: Play-by-play sports [except, of course, the World Hoop Dance Championship!]

#NativeAmerican journalist, Jolon Indian, #writer #photobug #environment #travel #politics #culture #arts RTs not endorsements

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Specialties: Native American community journalism, including science and environmental issues, economic development, business, Native American art; travel/tourism [both Native and mainstream]; and photojournalism.

Indigenous storyteller Debra Utacia Krol is an award-winning journalist with an ...

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Jun 26, 2017

@jennimonet @spacendn @Tahtone @NPR @NativeApprops You're entitled to your opinion but it just doesn't jibe with CA NDN history. I'll be happy to direct you to resources on the subject.

Jun 26, 2017

@jennimonet @Tahtone @NPR @NativeApprops Indigenous CA tribes are acknowledged for cultural consultation via AB 52 amendments to CEQA. It's not a full recognition.

Jun 26, 2017

@jennimonet @Tahtone @NPR @NativeApprops There are two major Salinan tribes and as I said on FB, they don't understand the difference between 'recognized' and 'acknowledged'.

Jun 26, 2017

@jennimonet @NativeApprops @NPR heritage. We have people coming in from the cold fairly regularly with documented Salinan blood. Old habits die hard.

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Writing intern for the Science and Technology News Network.

Have you ever used a typewriter?


How is social media changing news?

It's made reporting more real-time, but it also requires warp-speed verification to avoid snafus.


Native American Journalists Association Tribal Media Award

2013 - Environmental Story - Division III
Best Environmental Story for "Honoring the Eagle," which spotlights a unique collaboration between tribal, state and private entities to bring the desert nesting bald eagle from the brink of extinction. Winds of Change magazine, Fall 2013.

Native American Journalists Association Tribal Media Award

2011 - Best Environmental Story
Best Environmental Story for "Beetle Decimating Environment in North America," an in-depth look at the emerald ash borer and this invasive species' effects on the environmental, cultural and economic health of Northeastern tribes.