Indian Country Media Network To Cease Active Operations

On September 4, 2017, Indian Country Media Network announced an operational hiatus to explore new business model.

During the hiatus, new posts, new magazines and new books will not appear on the site and email newsletters will not be sent while we consider a new way forward. The site will remain accessible and maintained in its current form through January 31, 2018, or until a new business model is developed. Paid subscribers with active, unfulfilled portions of their subscriptions will be reimbursed automatically. All purchased book and magazine entitlements will be honored through that time: Paid subscribers will continue to have access to material behind the paywall.

The staff of ICMN has been honored to serve the best audience they could have possibly imagined, and direct all attention to a letter from publisher Ray Halbritter.

FAQ for Magazine Subscriptions is below. For FAQs on Book purchases, please click here:

I purchased a magazine subscription with my credit card. How will I get my refund?

Paid subscribers with active, unfulfilled portions of their subscriptions will receive a refund issued to the credit card we have on file.

When should I expect a refund?

Paid subscribers with active, unfulfilled portions of their subscriptions will be reimbursed by October 15, 2017. 

I purchased a magazine subscription with a personal check. When and how will I get my refund?

Look for a check in the mail by October 15, 2017.

Will I be able to access the web edition of the magazine?

Yes, if you have ordered an All-Access or Web subscription to the magazine you will be able to enjoy this premium content on the website for several months.

What is the last issue?

The last issue of Indian Country published by Indian Country Today Media Network is the August/September 2017 issue.

Can I download and share a free guide?

Yes, we would like the free guides shared as much as possible.


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Nʌ ki’ wa,

Ray Halbritter

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