Mr. Rickert is an American Indian journalist. A tribal citizen of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, Rickert is the founder of Native News Online, a daily American Indian news publication where he serves as publisher and editor. Since its founding, Native News Online has grown into the highest daily-published and ranked American Indian media website in the United States.
As a journalist, Rickert has visited over 50 Indian reservations. He has covered major stories impacting Indian Country from Washington, D.C., Alcatraz Island to Standing Rock. In addition to his Native News Online duties, Rickert is the editor-in-chief of the Tribal Business Journal, a monthly print magazine that is sent to all American Indian tribes in Indian Country.
Rickert is the former executive director of the North American Indian Center of Grand Rapids. He has served as president of the Grand Rapids Historical Commission; vice chair of the City of Grand Rapids Community Relations Commission; and member of the Secchia Millennium Commission. Currently, Rickert sits on the Grand Valley State University Native American Advisory Board and GVSU’s Kutsche Office of Local History Advisory Council in his hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Rickert is also the author of several published essays. His most recent, “Indian Pride” appears in “Voice on the Water: Great Lakes Native America Now,” (Northern Michigan University Press). Rickert produced “Our Fires Still Burn: The Native American Experience,” a documentary film shown on PBS.
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