Pauly Denetclaw is a citizen of the Navajo Nation from Manuelito, N.M. She is Haltsooí (Meadow People) born for Kinyaa’áanii (Towering House People). Denetclaw is currently the Indigenous affairs reporter for the Texas Observer. Previously, she was a staff reporter for the Navajo Times. She is a board member for the Native American Journalist Association. She has been a Knight-CUNYJ Journalism Fellow in New York City, an Emerging Fellow for the Journalism and Women Symposium, and an Indian Country Today Tribal Media Fellow in Washington, D.C. Her radio work has aired on National Native News, NPR’s Latino USA, and Texas Public Radio.