Terri Crawford Hansen

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Terri Crawford Hansen (born 1953) is a journalist who focuses primarily on environmental and scientific issues affecting North American tribal and worldwide indigenous communities. Hansen, an enrolled Native American member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska[1] is a correspondent for YES! Magazine and Indian Country Today, and contributes to Earth Island Journal, Pacific Standard, High Country News, VICE News, PBS, BBC News and other news publications. Hansen maintains an online public service news project titled Mother Earth Journal.

Education and Honors[edit]

Hansen attended Portland State University while employed at The Oregonian, from which she retired in 1992. In 2014 she was selected a National Association of Science Writers Diverse Scholar Fellow.[2][3][4] That same year she also was a Fellow of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation.[5] She was a 2010 Climate Media Fellow of the Earth Journalism Network in which she reported the Sixteenth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP16) United Nations Climate Summit from Cancun, Mexico.[6] She received a 2009 Fellowship from the National Press Foundation; and 2009 and 2010 Fellowships from the Association of Health Care Journalists. She received funding in 2009 from the International Funders for Indigenous Peoples to report the COP15 UN Climate Summit from Copenhagen, Denmark. She was a 2008 Project Word journalism grant recipient. She was a 1994 Fellow of the Society of Environmental Journalists.


Co-author, Water in the 21st Century West, Oregon State University Press, 2008.[7][8] Co-author, The Encyclopedia of North American Indians, Marshall Cavendish Reference Books, Tarrytown, NY, 1997.[9]


Hansen is a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors, the Association of Health Care Journalists, the Native American Journalists Association, the Earth Journalism Network, the Society of Environmental Journalists, 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.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Hansen was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. She lives in Whidbey Island, Washington. She has one daughter, Danielle Hansen.[11]



  1. ^ McCormick, p. 203
  2. ^ http://www.minoritypostdoc.org/view/survey-2014-NASW.html Minority Post Doc]]
  3. ^ http://www.nasw.org/article/congratulations-sciencewriters2014-travel-fellows National Association of Science Writers 2014 Travel Fellows
  4. ^ http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/10/16/ictmn-environmental-writer-terri-hansen-diversity-travel-fellowship-sciencewriters2014 ICTMN Environmental Writer Terri Hansen on Diversity Travel Fellowship to ScienceWriters2014
  5. ^ https://www.sej.org/initiatives/mccormick-specialized-reporting-institute-shale-gas-and-oil-development
  6. ^ COP16 Fellowship | Earth Journalism Network Archived 2011-02-12 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ Water in the 21st Century West, High Country News
  9. ^ Google Books: The Encyclopedia of North American Indians
  10. ^ "News: Letter to FDA demands that agencies end news gathering constraints." Association of Health Care Journalists. 1 Dec 2009 (retrieved 27 Dec 2009)
  11. ^ name="McCormick, p. 199"
  12. ^ https://najanewsroom.com/home/2018-national-native-media-awards/2018-professional-division-iii-winners/
  13. ^ http://www.naja.com/news/2017-national-native-media-awards-winners/professional-division/professional-division-iii/
  14. ^ http://www.naja.com/sites/naja/uploads/documents/NAJA_announces_2014_Native_Media_Award_winners.pdf
  15. ^ http://www.naja.com/news/m.blog/509/naja-announces-winners-of-2013-media-awards
  16. ^ http://nationtalk.ca/story/native-american-journalists-association-naja-announces-2008-award-winners
  17. ^ "Award Recipients 1997." Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers. (retrieved 27 Dec 2009) Archived December 25, 2008, at the Wayback Machine


  • McCormick, Gail. Living with multiple chemical sensitivity: narratives of coping. Jefferson, NC: McFarland and Company, 2000. ISBN 978-0-7864-0887-0.

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