Peggy Berryhill (Muscogee) has been instrumental in organizing Native radio stations, bringing Native content and raising awareness of Native issues to the entire public radio system throughout her 40 year career in broadcasting. The Native Media Resource Center, founded by Berryhill in 1996, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to produce educational material about indigenous communities and promote cross-cultural understanding and racial harmony. Berryhill has won numerous awards for her documentary work including the Unity Award, and the Cindy Award. She has also received awards from the New York Festival, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and the Native American Journalists Association. In 2005, she received the Local Heroes award from KQED-FM public broadcasting in San Francisco. Most recently, Berryhill’s media expertise and commitment to community earned her the 2011 Bader Award from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters for her lifetime of commitment to Native Radio, community radio and the inclusion of the voices of women and indigenous communities in broadcasting. Berryhill is known for her vision as a media architect designing media and technology opportunities and solutions by collaborating with numerous public broadcasting and community organizations and institutions such as the Smithsonian American History Museum and the National Museum of the American Indian. In 2014, Berryhill was inducted into the Muscogee Nation Hall of Fame.
Sessions as a Speaker
- Marriott Marquis