Jenni Monet

Jenni Monet


I'm a journalist and documentary filmmaker currently on a reporting fellowship in Peru sponsored by the Ford Foundation and the International Center for Journalists.

I enjoy working on modern pieces about the political and social realities facing Indigenous Peoples, Native Americans and Alaska Natives.

I travel a lot so I write about my journeys as well, mostly about first encounters to strange places, but sometimes about familiar lands, too.

I'm currently working on a PBS-funded film about an Inupiat teenager growing up in one of the most doomed coastal communities in the North Arctic.  Other works in digital, radio and TV have been featured on Al Jazeera, CNN, CBS, PBS, NPR and PRI.

I currently serve on the board of the National Federation of Community Broadcasters. I have an MA in International Politics from Columbia Journalism School and I'm an enrolled citizen of the Pueblo of Laguna, an Indian nation in New Mexico. 

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