Mark Trahant is an independent multimedia journalist and keynote speaker. He’s currently at the University of Alaska Anchorage where he serves as the Atwood Journalism Chair for 2013 and 2014.


He blogs and posts often on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter (including daily news poems).


Trahant was recently a Kaiser Media Fellow and is the former editor of the editorial page for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Mark is a member of Idaho’s Shoshone-Bannock Tribe and a former president of the Native American Journalists Association. His most recent book is The Last Great Battle of the Indian Wars, about Henry Jackson, Forrest Gerard and the campaign for American Indian self-determination. 

 

Digital Sovereignty: When Natives Go Viral

Mark Trahant explores what goes viral in Indian Country from George Bush to a commercial that wasn’t broadcast during last year’s Superbowl. (Booking information.)