February 5th, 2023

KIPI News, August 18, 2022 – Part 1

The Native American Media Alliance (NAMA) announced the call for applications for the 2nd Annual Native American Unscripted Workshop. “The unscripted space is an area that lacks inclusivity of Native American content creation and our tribal communities have yet to gain access on a grand scale. This initiative addresses another area in the industry that lacks support for our indigenous storytellers,” Ian Sko Rodin Director of Strategy for the Native American Media Alliance, said in a statement.

A federal court ruling has implications for Southeast Alaska commercial salmon fishing. The ruling says federal fisheries officials neglected to consider dwindling orca populations when approving Chinook salmon harvests. At the same time, tribes in the Pacific Northwest are putting additional pressure on federal officials to come up with a sustainable plan for endangered salmon in the Snake River system.

Next Monday…a celebration of Life will be held at the Mother Butler Center in Rapid City for Tim Giago, award winning pioneer of tribal news who passed away on July 24th at his home in Rapid City. All are welcome from 11 AM – 5 PM…Giago founded Indian Country Today and several publications after. Giago, an Oglala Lakota was 88. His ashes will be interred at the Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis.