Log In

John Frederick Hopkins Edit Profile

sheriff , author , Narragansett journalist

John Christian Hopkins is a Narragansett journalist, author, poet and public speaker who resides in Tuba City, Arizona, United States.


Hopkins, John Frederick was born on June 30, 1960 in Dallas, Texas, United States. Son of Joseph F. and Allene William Hopkins.


After having grown up in Westerly, Rhode Island, Hopkins graduated from the University of Rhode Island with degrees in journalism and history in 1987.


Hopkins spent time as a nationally syndicated newspaper columnist for the Gannett News Service, and has also written for USA Today, The News-Press, The Pequot Times, The Westerly Sun, Indian Country Today Media Network, News from Indian Country and Native Peoples magazine. Hopkins is one of very few Narragansett writers, and one of very few opinion columnists from any tribe at the time his career began, as noted in Sage's Encyclopedia of (p 320).


  • His work has received recognition from the Gannett Awards and the Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) Awards. In 2003, he became the first member of the NAJA to receive awards in four different writing categories during the same year (news, features, sports and columns).


  • Other Interests

    Sculpting, woodworking, scuba diving, animation.


1 child, Gavin.

Joseph F.

Allene William Hopkins

Gavin Hopkins