Meghanlata Gupta is an Ojibwe historian and journalist from Ann Arbor, Michigan. Grounded in her Indigenous identity, her research and work focus primarily on the intersections of Native American history, law, journalism, and education. Meghanlata has a BA from Yale University, where she majored in Ethnicity, Race & Migration with a concentration in Native American history and was the president of the Association of Native Americans at Yale. She is the founder of Indigenizing the News, a digital news platform dedicated to Indigenous stories and contemporary experiences. Additionally, she is a co-founder of the Mishigamiing Journalism Project, a partnership with the Traverse City Record-Eagle that provides funded training and writing opportunities for Indigenous journalists in Michigan.
This year, Meghanlata is pursuing a MSt in US History. She plans to combine her interests by studying the complex history of Indigenous news-making practices in the United States. Writing within a Native studies framework, she aims to highlight the strength, resistance, and persistence of Indigenous cultures and histories as they are codified within tribal newspapers and other forms of news forms.