Natasha Brennan’s Portfolio

Natasha Brennan is a journalist and photographer specializing in Native American issues, homelessness and mental health care. View her resume here.

Find more of Natasha’s work from: PBS Native ReportIndian Country Today, Annenberg Media, TMZ, The Campus Times, La Verne Magazine,University of La Verne, and Newsbytes Online or on display at the California Department of Transportation CalTrans District 7 Museum in person and virtually, the Irene Carlson Gallery, the Homestead Museum, the University of La Verne’s Cultural and Natural History Collections, Gabrieleño-Kizh Nation Resources Management and the Wilson Library.

Connect with Natasha on social media: @Natasha_Marie_B on Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Long-form, magazine and feature pieces

A Paper Trail of Tears is a comprehensive look at what it means for Native Americans to be kicked out of their tribe in California.

“People of the Willow House” is a 40-page, hardcover research and photography book–of all original writing, photography and design–about the Gabrieleño-Kizh tribe.

3,000 Years Deep is a piece on Native monitoring, the process by which tribes are present at construction sites to search and care for ancient artifacts or bones.

Ruppert’s Rusted Riches

Native Monthly Magazine–a magazine of all original writing, photography and design–includes ten stories, one photography spread and numerous photos.

’13 Reasons Why’ suicide depiction raises concerns

News and day-of-air stories

College district weighs future of Indigenous network

Emotions run high over beer can

USC to remove John Wayne Exhibit

USC hosts largest college fair for Native American students in its history

USC addresses stress and wellness campus-wide

Events leading to Kristallnacht discussed

Magazine and book photography

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Stories featured: “People of the Willow House,” Uniquely La Verne, Trimming art’s restrictions, Fighting historySea average.

Museum Photography

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The photos above have been featured in the Ground Floor Gallery in La Verne, the Homestead Museum in the City of Industry, or the CalTrans Museum in Los Angeles.

Photojournalism

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Stories featured: Spotify’s chief content officer speaks at USC AnnenbergUSC hosts largest college fair for Native American students, Claremont community combats church’s hate, Turnovers prove costly in ULV loss, Village Venture features artisans, Pumpkin patch features fall fun, Hundreds flock to drink downtown, Under Pressure, Residents walk for wine in Claremont, A feast of Fair fare, Leos sweep Poets, win SCIAC title, Labor leaders, Photo faculty capture seamless visions, Time-honored Sage Ceremony Opens Global Sustainability Lecture at University of La Verne.

Photo Stories

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Featured Stories: Queen Mary hosts the 27th annual Scotts Fest, USC hosts largest college fair for Native American students, Spotify’s chief content officer speaks at USC Annenberg.

Day-of-air and full-length video segments

PBS Native Report segment: Gabrieleño-Kizh Tribal Biologist Matthew Teutimez (begins at 16:50)

PBS Native Report segment: Gabrieleño-Kizh Tribe fights for Federal Recognition (coming soon)

USC Dornsife participates in Giving Tuesday

Cinema School hosts horror exhibit

360 video

USC’s John Wayne Exhibit

Day-of-air and long form audio

The history of tribal disenrollment

Students discuss food insecurity and affordability

“Ask Ari” app to launch, addressing students’ mental health concerns

Cartooning

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Featured cartoons: Tampons are not luxury items, Mental health enables inmates’ reform, Birth control shows double standard, Trump prioritizes profit over privacyTampons should be free for all,  Human-animal connection breeds compassion, Immigrants targeted, Air travel industry needs policy review, Celebrities, athletes should be political, Algorithms add to fake news clutter.

Coding

A Paper Trail of Tears

Per Cap Quiz

What we learned from yesterday: The legacy of John Wayne at USC

3,000 years deep: Discovery of ancient Native American burial grounds are becoming more common in Southern California

Mapping: Where artifacts and burials have been found

Mapping: John Wayne’s influence worldwide

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