KIPI News, October 14, 2022 – Part 1

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Regenerative Rising, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, announced the appointment of Nisha Mary Poulose as its new executive director. Regenerative Rising is a powerful voice in the regenerative movement, recognized for its summits, which feature diverse speakers and bring scientific, outcome-oriented communities together with the food and fashion industries to tackle climate change. The group is made up of women leaders like Kelsey Scott, director of programs for the Intertribal Agriculture Council. The board brings a wide range of expertise to the organization, including knowledge about Native American and Black farmer practices.

“We all deserve better” says the first and only Native American council member in California’s largest city. Mitch Ofarrell is calling on his colleagues to step down for making racist and offensive statements about Indigenous people, African Americans and members of the LGBTQ community. O’Farrell a citizen of the Wyandotte Nation, said the resignations of council members Nury MartinezGil Cedillo and Kevin de León were the only way for the city of Los Angeles to move forward from the “horrific” comments the politicians made about numerous people and groups in the community.

The 2nd Annual Native American Unscripted Workshop Announces New Participants…and one of them is very close to home. The workshop is a talent development program that aims to boost the careers of Native American filmmakers, journalists and media artists in the field of unscripted film and television. Jim Warne Educator, Advocate and Filmmaker is a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe. Warne created continuing Education programs at the SDSU Interwork Institute. He has written over 50 million in grants and contracts for universities and Tribal Nations. Currently, he is the Community Engagement Director at University of South Dakota Center for Disabilities, Oyáte Circle Sanford School of Medicine.

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