Fort Peck Journal

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The Fort Peck Journal is a weekly newspaper on the Fort Peck Reservation. It is based in Poplar, Montana and it is one of four newspapers on the Fort Peck Reservation.

Though it is not officially tribal media, it is Native American owned and covers the affairs of the Fort Peck Tribes and its surrounding entities. It has a circulation of 1,600 in five communities in eastern Montana and western North Dakota.

The Journal was founded April 2006, after Bonnie Red Elk, editor of the Fort Peck Tribes weekly newspaper the Wotanin Wowapi, was fired for questioning the tribal chairman using tribal dollars for personal travels to Florida.

On August 12,[when?] Journal owners Bonnie Red Elk and Marian Montclair were given the Wassajia Award during the Native American Journalists Association annual conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma.[citation needed] The award is the highest honor bestowed by the NAJA. The award was given to them in recognition of "courageous dedication to the citizens of the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribal Community and the rights of those citizens to a free and uncensored press."

In 2007 the Journal launched a new website to coincide with the one year anniversary.

Official website