Native American Newspaper Publisher to Speak at Colorado State University About Freedom of the Press

The chief executive officer of the largest Native American-owned newspaper will discuss "Native American Media – The Good and the Bad" at Colorado State University on Thursday, April 24.

Tom Arviso Jr., CEO of Navajo Times Publishing Company, will be leading a discussion at 4 p.m. in the Senate Chambers at the Lory Student Center. The presentation will examine the issue of freedom of the press among Native American tribes across the United States and will detail how tribal leaders and others influence the flow of information.

Arviso is the publisher of the "Navajo Times," a weekly publication with a circulation of 21,400. He has been a reporter for several publications including "Navajo Times TODAY" and the "Arizona Indian." Additionally, he has been honored with several awards including the Arizona Newspapers Association’s "Freedom of Information Award."

The "New Perspectives in Contemporary Research" speaker series has been developed to provide the Colorado State community access to a variety of cutting-edge original academic research. The speakers showcased are innovative senior scholars who have been examining critical perspectives on United States and international cultures, politics and societies. The intent of the series is to enlighten and educate faculty, staff and students to new ideas and perspectives.

The speaker series is sponsored by Colorado State University’s Accion, Department of Biology, Center for Applied Studies in American Ethnicity, College of Natural Sciences, Department of History, Department of Journalism and Technical Communication, Native American Student Services, Department of Social Work, Division of Enrollment and Access, Office of Student Media and Women’s Programs and Studies. The Fort Collins Museum and INCITE! Fort Collins Chapter also are sponsoring the series.

For more information, contact Ty Smith at or call (970) 491-1332.