Mary Annette Pember

Mary Annette Pember is an independent writer and photographer based in Cincinnati, Ohio.  She is a longtime contributor to Indian Country Today Media Network, where her work focuses on Native peoples with an emphasis on issues affecting Native women.

Pember has covered the subject of sex trafficking of Native women for a number of years and recently won a Clarion Award for a series about trafficking in the Great Lakes region.  A recent recipient of both the USC Annenberg National Health Journalism Fellowship and the Rosalynn Carter Center Fellowship for Mental Health Journalism, she has written extensively about the impact of historical trauma on health in Indian Country.

Past president and executive director of the Native American Journalists Association, Pember is the winner of several industry awards and fellowships from the International Center for Journalism, Women in Communications, the Associated Press, the University of Maryland, and others.

She is a member of the Red Cliff Band of Wisconsin Ojibwe tribe.


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