Rebecca Nagle will speak about Indigenous representation at CSUB

April 11, 2024 /

On Wednesday, April 17, The Kegley Institute of Ethics at California State University Bakersfield (CSUB) will host its annual memorial lecture. “Changing the Narrative: Native/Indigenous Representation in the News Media” event will feature Rebecca Nagle, an acclaimed journalist and member of the Cherokee Nation.

The community in attendance will be honored with a drum performance, prayers, and songs by the Eagle Heart Drum Group with the Bakersfield American Indian Health Project.

This lecture will be free to the public, and there will be free event parking after 5:30 p.m. in CSUB lots A, B, and C. The lecture begins at 6 p.m. according to the event details.

Those who can not attend in person can watch through Zoom. Here is the Zoom link provided through the CSUB website: Visit to see more information.

Nagle has used her journalism and cultural background to highlight important issues plaguing the indigenous communities. Her documentary podcast “This Land” first brought awareness to crimes that led to the fight for land rights for reservations. This grapple for the right to hold those accountable for crimes in tribal court made it to the Supreme Court in Carpenter v. Murphy. This investigative series garnered two awards for the podcast and guaranteed a season two.

Crooked Media offers listeners Nagle’s podcast for free. Individuals with Apple, Amazon, Tune-In, RSS, Pocket Casts, or Spotify can also stream the audio.

In September 2024 Nagle will release her nonfiction historical novel “By the Fire We Carry: The Generations-Long Fight for Justice on Native Land.” This book will dive deeper into topics discussed in her podcast.

Those interested in future lectures with The Kegley Institute of Ethics can plan to attend their last events next month, starting with the KIE Faculty Colloquium: “Unfixed Photography and Ethics” with Professor Phil Chang on May 2nd.