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Graham Lee Brewer

Indigenous Affairs Editor

Graham Lee Brewer joined KOSU's Indigenous Affairs team in December 2020, as an editor for the desk.

The Cherokee Nation citizen is also an associate editor for Indigenous Affairs at High Country News and a regular contributor to NPR and The New York Times. He previously worked for The Oklahoman, Oklahoma Watch and eCapitol.

In 2018, Brewer teamed up with Buzzfeed News to produce a story about Navajo voters in San Juan County, Utah. The story received critical acclaim and won several Native American Journalist Association Awards.

In 2020, Brewer teamed up with Simon Romero from The New York Times to report a story about Governor Kevin Stitt's falling out with the Tribes over the state's gaming compacts. The story shined a light on the unique situation Tribes in the state find themselves in as generators of revenue for the state as well as their citizens.

As a board member of the Native American Journalists Association, Brewer has trained large news organizations on how to ethically tell Indigenous stories.