Kalen Goodluck

Journalist and Photographer

Kalen Goodluck was part of an investigative team led by Sarah Posner and David Neiwart for the Investigative Fund and Mother Jones on how Trump took hate groups mainstream. Now for High Country News he is researching white nationalists' use of Native imagery in their radicalisation and recruitment, as well as the history of anti-American Indian groups. Goodluck attends the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in pursuit of a M.A. Journalism. He received a degree in a B.A. in Human Rights at Bard College. Goodluck comes from the Diné (Navajo), Mandan, Hidatsa and Tsimshian tribes and is a tribal member of the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in North Dakota.

Kalen is speaking at

October 11, 2019
11:15 am - 12:30 pm
Room 302 (Longs Peak), 3rd Floor, Lory Student Center


  • Jodi Rave Spotted Bear (Moderator) Founder and Executive Director, Indigenous Media Freedom Alliance
  • Alastair Bitsóí (Speaker) Communications Director, Utah Diné Bikéyah
  • Jamie Folsom (Speaker) Independent Journalist and Instructor, Department of Journalism and Media Communication, Colorado State University
  • Kalen Goodluck (Speaker) Journalist and Photographer


Experienced reporters will share practical tips on how to cover Indigenous communities and produce culturally competent, high-impact work. From picking stories to maintaining relationships with communities, this panel will be ideal for newsrooms looking to cover tribal affairs effectively.

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