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Introducing Catalyst News
Catalyst News is a new non-profit news organization headquartered on the Muscogee (Creek) Nation reservation.
VNN President Kelly Tidwell (Creek and Cherokee) is President of the Board.
“I’ve talked with local professionals for years about the need for more support and resources to elevate Indigenous and other underrepresented voices in Oklahoma. I’m honored to lead a non-profit that fulfills that need. We’re looking forward to getting started.” -Kelly Tidwell
Amy Turner, LPC, LADC, (Cherokee) of Mindset Behavioral Health is Treasurer.
“I really love this non-profit news organization because we explore different and varied points of view. Our journalism will be honest and fair, showing everyone what’s really going on in Oklahoma.” -Amy Turner
Susan Dean (Cherokee) of REI Oklahoma is Secretary.
“What Catalyst News stands for is what we need more of. Minority and underrepresented people deserve a voice, too. And this organization provides that. Our voices matter. Our stories matter.” - Susan Dean
VNN Oklahoma Director Brittany Harlow is Editor-In-Chief.
“I am excited to take journalism for underrepresented communities in Oklahoma to the next level. Diverse perspectives should be not only accepted but embraced as much as possible, as should understanding of the context upon which they have been developed.” -Brittany Harlow
Join the Catalyst News team at NEFF Brewing on Thursday, August 31, 2023, from 6 to 8 p.m. and learn more about the decision to form Catalyst News as well as their plans for the future.