Debra Utacia Krol

Debra Utacia Krol reports on Native issues, environmental and science issues, and art; she’s fond of averring that “My beat is Indians.” She is an enrolled member of the Xolon (also known as Jolon) Salinan Tribe from the Central California coastal ranges. Krol writes for Indian Country Today, High Country News, Huffington Post, The Revelator, VICE News, Winds of Change Magazine (the journal of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society), and other publications. She has also contributed articles and photos to two books, First Families: A Photographic History of California Indians (Heyday Books, 2007) and Seaweed, Salmon, and Manzanita Cider: A California Indian Feast (Heyday Books, 2008). Krol has won more than a dozen awards, including several Tribal Media Award and the Arizona Press Club reporting award.