Supporting Rural Leaders
Date & Time
Thursday, November 4, 2021, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Supporting emerging and established leaders in rural areas are essential to build healthier, more equitable communities—especially when these leaders are female, non-binary, Indigenous or people of colour. In this panel and Q&A, two exceptional leaders share their approaches to nurturing non-traditional leadership in remote areas. They will share how important it is to not only promote a set of values, but support emerging leaders in hearing their own voice, giving them a platform, and inspiring others to care. Following two presentations, registrants will have the opportunity to ask questions about their own leadership and journey—and how they can best support others.
Social Justice, Allyship/Activism, Civic Engagement, Rural Living
Jamie McLeod-Skinner spent part of her childhood in the Midwest, East Africa, and Southern Oregon. She has managed repairs of schools in war torn countries, designed water systems, mediated community disputes, resettled refugees, managed natural resources, facilitated organizational capacity building, managed a small city through wildfire recovery, and served on a city council. Jamie has degrees in engineering, planning, and law as well as certificates in leadership, government ethics, and human rights. Jamie serves on the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board and on the Jefferson County Education Service District Board. She and her wife live in Central Oregon, on land ceded by the Warm Springs Tribes in the 1855 Treaty.
Carina Miller was born in Madras, Oregon, and lives on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation in north-central Oregon. She earned a degree in ethnic studies from the University of Oregon. Her professional experience includes working as an economic researcher, educator, social worker, and television production assistant. Carina is an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. Her ancestors lived along the Columbia River and its Tributaries, practicing subsistence fishing and hunting. On the Warm Springs Reservation, her Grandparent's families ranched. Carina has been shaped by stories of the old days – that relay the importance of neighbors supporting one another in trying times, for the benefit of all. A former Member of the Warm Springs Tribal Council, Carina understands the importance of strong leadership and is an important voice for rural communities.