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Krislynn Maker interns with Osage News

The Osage News has a summer intern this year, 16-year-old Krislynn Maker from Hominy.

Maker joins the News team from the Osage Nation Summer Youth Program and is currently learning how to write news articles from the staff and shadowing photographer Cody Hammer. 

“Maker has an affinity for photography and is also learning how to write news articles this summer,” said News Editor Shannon Shaw Duty. “Our goal for Krislynn is to make sure she completes a few articles by the end of the summer so she will have some news clips and have a good understanding of what we do here. We’ll help her craft a resume and send her back with letters of recommendation.”

She begins her junior year of Hominy High School in the fall and upon graduation, she hopes to attend Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, where she plans to study pre-med. Her goals are to attend Harvard medical school and become a surgeon. She has wanted to become a surgeon since she was 10 years old.

In her spare time, she loves watching horror movies, she loves cooking and baking; she loves watching fireworks, learning new languages and learning about other cultures. She likes to hang out with close friends and take photos. She likes to draw, write and create stories.

She comes from a large family of six children where she has three brothers and two sisters. Her parents are Rebecca and Chris Maker. She has lived in Hominy all her life, but she hopes to begin her career in New York.

This year she begins medical assisting classes at Central Technology Center in Sapulpa. 



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Original Publish Date: 2021-07-15 00:00:00


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Shannon Shaw Duty is the editor of the Osage News. She is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a bachelor's degree in Journalism and a master's degree in Legal Studies, Indigenous Peoples Law from the OU College of Law. She served on the Board of Directors for the Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) from 2013-2016 and served as a board member and Chairwoman for the Pawhuska Johnson O’Malley Parent Committee from 2017-2020. She is a Chips Quinn Scholar, a former instructor for the Freedom Forum’s Native American Journalism Career Conference and the Freedom Forum’s American Indian Journalism Institute. She is a former reporter for The Santa Fe New Mexican. She is a 2012 recipient of the Native American 40 Under 40 from the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED). In 2014 she helped lead the Osage News to receive the Elias Boudinot Free Press Award, NAJA’s highest honor. An Osage tribal member, she and her family are from the Grayhorse District. She currently resides in Pawhuska, Okla., with her husband and six children.

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