A Chat with the OK Policy's New Executive Director, Ahniwake Rose
On this edition of ST, we get to know Ahniwake Rose, the incoming executive director of the nonprofit, non-partisan Oklahoma Policy Institute (a/k/a OK Policy). Rose, originally from Oklahoma, has spent nearly 20 years working at the intersection of public policy and nonprofit management. Previously, she was the Deputy Director of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), a national organization serving the interests of tribal governments and communities. Our other guest is David Blatt, the outgoing director of OK Policy, who co-founded this important statewide think tank several years ago. (Please note that there will be a special Farewell & Thank You Party for David later today, the 29th, the IDL Ballroom in Tulsa; details are here.) Also, we conclude with a commentary from Connie Cronley, who's happy to explain exactly why she no longer drives her car to downtown Tulsa.