Welcome! I am a Portland, Ore.-based environment and science journalist with a focus on North American tribal nations, and global Indigenous communities. My beat is science and the environment: climate science, energy, natural resources, mining, oceans, environmental toxicants and human health, traditional ecological knowledge, environmental justice, human rights, and policy issues. I can inform my reporting with the indigenous perspective, cultural values, and the traditional knowledge of indigenous elders.

Member: Native American Journalists Association, Association of Health Care Journalists, and the Society of Environmental Journalists. 2014 Fellow, the National Association of Science Writers.

Terri Hansen

Welcome! I am a Portland, Ore.-based environment and science journalist focused on North American tribal, and global Indigenous communities. My beat is science and the environment, including climate change, energy, natural resources, mining, oceans, environmental toxics and human health, traditional ecological knowledge, environmental justice, human rights, and policy issues.

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Terri Hansen #environment #science #journalist @IndianCountry, magazines. Member @SEJorg @NAjournalists @Internews #EJN @AHCJ.

Online Bios

Muckrack

Society of Environmental Journalists

Internet Public Library

Earth Journalism Network

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Terri Crawford Hansen (journalist) (b. 1953) is a Native American journalist who focuses on environmental and scientific issues affecting North American tribal and worldwide indigenous communities.[1]Hansen is a correspondent for the Indian Country Today Media Network, and contributes to High Country News. Her articles appear in other news publications, and online sites. Hansen maintains an online public service news project titled Mother Earth Journal.

Education and Honors

Attended Portland State University while employed at The Oregonian, from which she retired in 1992. She is a 1994 Fellow of the Society of Environmental Journalists; a 2009 Fellow of the National Press Foundation; she received 2009 and 2010 Fellowships from the Association of Health Care Journalists; she is a 2008 Project Word grant recipient; a 2009 International Funders for Indigenous Peoples funding recipient to report the COP15 United Nations Climate Summit in Copenhagen, Denmark; and a 2010 Climate Media Fellow of the Earth Journalism Network to report the COP16 UN Climate Summit in Cancun, Mexico.[2]

Memberships

She is a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists, the Association of Health Care Journalists, the Native American Journalists Association, the Earth Journalism Network, and the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers. As a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists, she requested with other journalists that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) end current practices that restrict the public’s access to health information.[3]

Personal life

Hansen was born and raised in Portland, Oregon and is an enrolled member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska.[4] She lives in Whidbey Island, Washington. She has one daughter, Danielle Hansen.[1]

Awards

  • Native American Journalists Association 2013 ‘Excellence in Journalism’ Media Awards: 2nd Place “Best Environmental News Story” in a daily/weekly, “Toxins in Every Glass,” Indian Country Today Media Network[5]
  • Native American Journalists Association 2011 ‘Excellence in Journalism’ Media Awards: “Best Environmental News Story” in a daily/weekly, Indian Country Today Media Network
  • Native American Journalists Association 2011 ‘Excellence in Journalism’ Media Awards: “Best Feature Story” in a monthly, High Country News
  • Native American Journalists Association 2010 ‘Excellence in Journalism’ Media Awards: “Best Environmental Story” in a daily/weekly, Indian Country Today Media Network
  • Native American Journalists Association 2008 Media Awards: “Best News Story” in a monthly, High Country News [6]
  • Native American Journalists Association 2008 Media Awards: “Best Environmental News Story” in a daily/weekly Indian Country Today [6]
  • The Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers Writer of the Year, Prose 1996 and 1997 [7]
  • Native American Journalists Association 1997 Media Awards: “Honorable Mention, Best News Story”
  • The Oregonian Publisher’s Award of Excellence 1990

I welcome assignment queries via Muckrack at terrihansen@muckrack.com. For all other questions, please write to feedback@motherearthjournal.org, or use the contact form below.

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