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 Report, Indian 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.
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.
Native Monthly Magazine–a magazine of all original writing, photography and design–includes ten stories, one photography spread and numerous photos.
News and day-of-air stories
Magazine and book photography
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.
Stories featured: Spotify’s chief content officer speaks at USC Annenberg, USC 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.
Day-of-air and full-length video segments
Day-of-air and long form audio
Featured cartoons: Tampons are not luxury items, Mental health enables inmates’ reform, Birth control shows double standard, Trump prioritizes profit over privacy, Tampons 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.