Sundance: The issue of free speech in Indian country gets the documentary treatment in ‘BAD PRESS’’

Directors say that press freedom affects all Americans, not just Natives

Strictly speaking, Native American reservations are not American soil.  Thus it shouldn’t be surprising that many Indian tribes do not have press freedom codified into their constitutions.  This was the case of the Muscogee Creek nation in Oklahoma, where, in 2018, the tribe’s government repealed free speech protections for the Muscogee Nation News.  That led to a ground-up citizens campaign to ... more >