Native American Television


"Native American Television, NATV's mission is to provide content to inform, educate, entertain and inspire the audience and community members- while offering training for our people in television production, technology, the environment and many other important areas. Strategically located in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, NATV seeks to use its unique positioning and access to create job opportunities, hope and empowerment for our people now and in the future through program content and community action."
Native American Television, NATV is a for-profit, multimedia and education program for the progression of a true Native American / Indigenous voice in the United States and throughout the world. 
About Native American Television

NATV is the acronym for Native American Television, Inc.; the first for-profit Native American multimedia broadcasting network and technology training news organization located in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Founded in 1990 by the late Chuck Kaster, NATV is continuing his dream of training Native Americans in television and multimedia.


• To create a grassroots network of multimedia-trained and politically savvy Native American news reporters; TV and Radio anchors; and multimedia technicians who will provide news and information to and from both rural and urban tribal communities throughout America;
• To provide education, training, and professional certification to Native American students in Digital Studio / Field Production; while offering educational courses in Journalism, Governmental Awareness and Environmental Studies;

Transition to a Digital Future

Today, with more and more news organizations moving toward 24/7 multimedia coverage, NATV is using the internet, digital technology and social media as its primary means of communication while training Native American students to become more competitive in a global environment.

Just as acquiring technology skills in Web Development and Multimedia Production will enhance a student's ability to obtain technology- related jobs, courses in Journalism, Environmental Studies and Governmental Awareness will enable students to develop a more thorough understanding of the News Media as well learning about the enviornment and how the American federal government works. NATV is located in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and is strategically positioned and convenient to America's newsmakers.