Mapping Indigenous radio
Updated: Sep 16, 2021
On this map, Native American stations are defined as tribally owned, managed and/or staffed by tribal members, producing programming by and for their local communities. Each point on the map shows a radio station's call sign, location, tribal community affiliation/s, a link to the station's website and, where possible, a link to listen live. Many tribal stations now provide livestreaming online, expanding their broadcast reach beyond that of the antenna.
This map is a work in progress which will continue to be updated with further information on stations and standalone radio shows produced by and for tribal communities.
Information on radio stations was initially gathered from the Native American Journalists Association, Native Public Media and Native Voice One, which map Native American media more widely, as does the digital media platform Indian Country Today. Additional radio station information was gathered from practitioners in Indigenous radio and from an online search using multiple terms such as 'tribal radio' and 'Native American radio', then going through the results to confirm tribal affiliations and locations. By focusing solely on local tribal radio, this map demonstrates the ongoing resilience of Indigenous community radio across the US.