A collection of press and interviews with Rebecca.
Rebecca's series of articles with Investigate West and The Nation has won SPJ's Northwest Excellence in Journalism Award in the Social Issues Reporting category for 2017. Her article on Native American education was runner-up for Government & Politics reporting.
Native American tribal courts operate differently than the federal and state systems. Rebecca Clarren speaks with Think host Krys Boyd about how these courts work – and about how their approach to criminal justice has shown a decrease in recidivism.
Native American students drop out of school at a rate that’s twice the national average. Rebecca Clarren talks with Think host Krys Boyd about how cultural insensitivity, declining federal funding and other factors have led to an educational crisis among American Indians.
While the Northern Marianas Islands are a U.S. territory, they are exempt from the usual American laws regulating minimum wage, tariffs, quotas and immigration. Yet clothing sewn in the sweatshops bears the "made in the USA" label. To further complicate matters, the Marianas were a client of Jack Abramoff, who, with the help of Tom Delay, blocked legislation that would have eliminated these exemptions.
Rebecca talks with host Terry Gross about her recent trip to the Marianas Islands and her subsequent Ms. Magazine cover story.