S3E15: Tim Harjo – Amplifying Native Voices

Tim Harjo Hoffman PodcastTim Harjo, General Manager of KNMQ Television in Albuquerque, NM, is our guest today. Tim’s vision is to amplify Native voices into the mainstream conversation around how we live with each other and with our Mother Earth. He sees Native voices as a voice for how to live more sustainably and beneficially with our Earth.

Tim did his Process as part of Hoffman Institute’s Leadership Path while a student at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. The Institute worked with the Kennedy School to support graduate students from around the world to deepen their leadership capacities. Tim found the Process to be life-changing. He says, “as great as an experience Harvard was for me personally, it was even better because of Hoffman.

Tim is a member of the Fort Sill Apache Tribe. As a child, he was a student at an Indian Boarding school, as were other members of his family. The Process helped him heal the pain of his past. The tools Tim discovered at the Process have helped him stay on track toward the positive outcomes he set for his life. Tim works with Raz Ingrasci, Hoffman teacher and founder, to help broadcast the powerful benefits of the Process to other Native Americans.

MORE ABOUT TIM HARJO

Tim earned a B.S. degree in Management from Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO. His Juris Doctorate is from Arizona State University. Tim received his Master’s Degree in Public Policy from Harvard University. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from California State University, Northridge.

Before his current role at KNMQ, Tim was the Director of the Central New Mexico Community College as the Small Business Development Center. Tim also served as the Chairman of Prairie Band LLC, a tribally-owned economic development company of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation. For several years, Tim was an Adjunct Professor in the College of Business and Economics Marketing Department, California State University, Northridge.

Tim has served on various government and non-profit boards, commissions, and working groups. These include the National Race and Ethnicity Advisory Committee for the US Census Bureau, Department of Commerce from 2012 to 2016. These groups and organizations all serve American Indian and Alaska Native economic development, education, and healthcare issues.

AS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

KNMQ Television

Fort Sill Apache Tribe

Native American Boarding Schools:

Native American History & Culture: Boarding Schools

Unspoken: America’s Native American Boarding Schools

US to review Native American boarding schools’ dark history

Hoffman’s Leadership Program at Harvard

Harvard Kennedy School of Government

 

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