The Growing Role of Native Americans in Public Relations 2022


Second annual Native American and Indigenous People’s Public Relations Program

Virtual Event

Thursday, November 3, 6 pm ET

Hosted by The Museum of Public Relations




More and more Native Americans are taking on Communications roles at the Fortune 500 to assure that their communities are adequately represented in their companies’ marketing, PR, and HR activities. An increasing number are becoming critically important tribal Communicators, serving to bridge the communications gaps between the goals of business and the needs of their communities. And great numbers of Native Americans continue to serve as generations-old storytellers, using today’s technologies to both preserve their culture and showcase their traditions.

And while they are gaining increasing representation in both federal and local government—Mary Peltola as the first Indigenous Alaskan to win a seat in Congress and Deb Haavaland’s appointment as the first Native American on the Cabinet—the 570+ Native American tribes throughout the US continue to struggle to face economic, health and educational challenges.

Join us on November 3 as we take a broad look at Native communications—from storytelling to artistic heritage. Candace Hamana, who founded the Indigenous People’s Public Relations Association in 2021, and announced its forming during last year’s Museum event, is hosting this year’s program, and Chief Dwaine Perry, Ramapough-Lunaape Nation, Vietnam War veteran, and environmental and human rights activist will be keynote.