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Kerry, Powell to address minority journalists


Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry (Massachusetts) and Secretary of State Colin Powell will address the UNITY 2004 convention in Washington, D.C., today.

Kerry is scheduled at 9 a.m. Powell is scheduled at 12 p.m. Both speeches will be broadcast online at http://www.videonewswire.com/
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and at http://www.videonewswire.com/
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. There may be cable coverage of either or both events.

The convention officially kicked off yesterday. The Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) sponsored an environmental tour of Native sites in the DC area. There was also a panel on the power of the Native vote and workshops on tribal media.

Besides the Kerry and Powell speeches, today's agenda includes discussions on media coverage in Indian country and the free press.

On Friday, President Bush will address the convention.

Get the Story:
NAJA sees boost in membership (Unity.Org 8/4)
Native Americans flex political clout (Unity.Org 8/4)
Tour unearths hidden culture, history (Unity.Org 8/5)

Relevant Links:
UNITY 2004 - http://www.unityjournalists.org/DC2004
Native American Journalists Association - http://www.naja.com

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