Local, regional and national leaders come to Rapid City for a 24-hour blitz of conversations and collaborations through Morning Fill Up, a series of public gatherings intended to inspire and engage members of The Garage coworking space, as well as residents around western South Dakota, to put their creative energies into action for the betterment of the entire community. The series was founded by The Numad Group after a brainstorm the three founding principals had one morning over coffee while on retreat in Como, Italy. Morning Fill Up is sponsored by The Numad Group and The Bush Foundation.

Morning Fill Up with Antonia Gonzales


June 15, 2017 7AM AT THE GARAGE

Antonia Gonzales is the anchor and producer of National Native News, an award-winning nationally syndicated radio program which airs daily on tribal and public radio stations across the United States and Canada. On National Native News, Antonia covers social, economic and cultural issues which impact Indigenous people worldwide. In a conversation with Matt Ehlman, Antonia will talk about the importance of indigenous people writing and sharing their own stories, how mentoring youth, and Native youth in particular, can engage them in journalism, and how her career has shaped her views and perspective.

Antonia started as an Associate Producer for Koahnic Broadcasting's nationally syndicated talk show Native America Calling. Before that position, she was a television reporter for a CBS affiliate in Southeastern New Mexico. She is a former board member of the Native American Journalists Association (NAJA), which serves and empowers Native journalists.

Antonia received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from the University of New Mexico and minored in Native American Studies. She credits her mentor there, Conroy Chino, with helping her realize her passion and interest in journalism.

Antonia is a member of the Navajo Nation and grew up in Arizona and New Mexico.  She lives in Albuquerque with her husband and two sons.

Previous Morning Fill Up Guests

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We've got an awesome partner in our work to bring Morning Fill Up to the Black Hills region. Shout out and big thanks to The Bush Foundation for sponsoring Morning Fill Up with us. They rock.