Member of the Red Cliff Tribe of Wisconsin Ojibwe; Independent writer and photographer
Mary Annette Pember, a member of the Red Cliff Tribe of Wisconsin Ojibwe, is an independent writer and photographer based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Since 2003, her work has focused primarily on native people and issues, exploring topics such as the high rate of diabetes and obesity among Native people, sexual violence towards Native women, the impact of climate change and fossil fuel extraction on Native people and their lands. She is past president of the Native American Journalists Association and has worked as a staff photographer and photo editor at The Green Bay Press Gazette, The Arizona Republic, The Oregonian and The Lexington Herald-Leader. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Progressive Magazine and others. She is a regular contributor to Indian Country Today Media Network and The Daily Yonder, a Kellogg Foundation supported rural news blog. She currently lives in Cincinnati with her husband and two children.