The Native American Journalists Association announced the winners of the 2019 NAJA awards Thursday.

Tribal Tribune, the weekly newspaper for the Colville Confederated Tribes, received second place in General Excellence for publications with 5,000 circulation or less.

In total, 15 awards were given to the Tribune staff.

Cary Rosenbaum received three first place awards, including Best Environmental Story, Best Sports Story and Best Elder Coverage. He also took home two seconds in Best News Story and Best Column, and two thirds in Best Sports Photo and Best Feature Story.

Justus Caudell received first place nods for Best Feature Photo and Best News Photo, and a third place award for Best Photo of Native America. A third place in Environmental Coverage was given to him for a story on an illegal dumpsite in Keller. Also, he and Rosenbaum's Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women coverage received second place in Best Coverage of Native America.

Shane Moses earned one first place award for Best Sports Photo.

The Tribal Tribune staff will receive their awards in September at the annual National Native Media Conference, hosted in Prior Lake, Minn. this year.

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