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Mary Annette Pember

ICT News
National Correspondent

Mary Annette Pember is national correspondent for ICT News, formerly Indian Country Today. She has worked as an independent journalist focusing on Native American issues since 2000. Her work has appeared in other venues including Reveal News, the Atlantic, the Guardian, the Washington Post, Aljazeera, The New York Times, Rewire News, The Columbia Journalism Review, Yes Magazine, In These Times, and others. She worked as a staff photojournalist and photo editor for mainstream daily newspapers for several years before beginning her writing career.  
In her writing and photography she has covered subjects including the high rates of sexual assault among Native women, sex trafficking, missing and murdered Indigenous women, health, impact of historical trauma on Native communities and environmental challenges on Native lands, federal policy issues as well as cultural and spiritual topics. Pember is the recipient of numerous media industry awards. She is an enrolled citizen of the Red Cliff Band of Wisconsin Ojibwe tribe and is past president of the Native American Journalists Association. She currently lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her family. 
She is currently writing two nonfiction books under contract with Pantheon books, part of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group about her mother’s experience at an Indian boarding school, their complicated relationship and the history and ongoing trauma of America’s policy of force assimilation of Native peoples and an embedded reported book about missing and murdered Indigenous peoples.