Shelby Little

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Episode #12: Reconstructing Rural Policies with Tony Pipa

Over the past few years federal funds have increased to rural communities, but how are they actually getting to those communities? Tony Pipa, a Senior Fellow with the Brookings Institution in Washington DC, shares programs, leads the Reimagining Federal Rural Policy Initiative and hosts the Reimagine Rural podcast. In this episode, he demystifies the federal government and its resources, and talks about the need for a rural renaissance to ensure the available funding for rural and remote communities makes it to those on the ground doing the work across rural America.

2024-05-14T08:24:11-07:00May 9th, 2024|Funding Rural Podcast|

Episode #11: Managing the Egosystem with Belinda Brown

Belinda Brown has spent over 30 years providing leadership, developing programs, and facilitating community development in Indian Country. She has expertise in intergovernmental affairs coordination with Tribes, communities, and collaboratives. An enrolled member of the Pit River Tribe, Belinda’s varied experience links back to a consistent theme: supporting young people. Her current role with Lomakatsi Restoration Project helps to align young Indigenous and rural youth with workforce training related to cultural practices —and just at the right time.

2024-05-07T06:52:38-07:00May 6th, 2024|Funding Rural Podcast|

Pine Meadow Ranch Center for Arts & Agriculture Opens 2025 Residency Applications

Pine Meadow Ranch Center for Art and Agriculture (PMRCAA) announces an open call for applicants to its seventh annual residency program, which brings world-class artists, ecological scientists, researchers and scholars to Sisters, Oregon from March through November. The open call has a juried application process, where prospective residents from around the US may be selected for either one-month or two-week stays at PMRCAA. The application deadline is June 30, 2024, 11:59pm, PST.

Episode #10: Deconstructing Unicorns with Margaret Hoffman

Margaret “Margi” Hoffman is a woman of action – not something commonly thought of when talking about Government officials – and yet she now serves as the Oregon State Director for Rural Development of the USDA. She is looking creatively at ways her role can support the state of Oregon and its rural communities to access capital from federal partners, even as small pilot projects, bringing together the “coalition of the willing” to get dollars on the ground.

2024-04-30T06:28:53-07:00April 26th, 2024|Funding Rural Podcast|

Elakha Alliance Works to Restore Sea Otters in Oregon

For the last 110 years, sea otters have been missing from Oregon’s coast line. This keystone species is massively important for the health of kelp forests which evolved with sea otters for hundreds of years before they vanished due to overhunting for the fur trade. The Elakha Alliance was formed in 2018 by Tribal, nonprofit, and conservation leaders with the goal of restoring sea otters and making the Oregon coastal ecosystem more resilient.