RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA TV) - Marnie Herrmann and Whitney Rencountre are Mniluzahan Okolakiciyapi Ambassadors. A Bush Community Innovation Grant helped start the group.
"Mniluzahan Okolakiciyapi" means Rapid City Circle of Friends. The group uses the acronym BEAM = Bridge cultures, Educate ourselves and others, Advocate and Model respectful behaviors.
Contact Karen Mortimer if you have questions or suggestions for the group at (605) 390-8937.
This group of Native and non- Native community leaders and stakeholders works toward systemic change through leadership and engagement.