About Shirley Sneve

Name: Shirley Sneve


Bio: Shirley K. Sneve is the Executive Director of Native American Public Telecommunications, whose mission is to support the creation, promotion, and distribution of Native public media. She moved to Nebraska from Amherst, MA, where she was director of Arts Extension Service, a national arts service organization, based at the University of Massachusetts. A member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe (Sicangu Lakota) in South Dakota, Shirley was a founder of Northern Plains Tribal Arts Juried Show and Market, the Oyate Trail cultural tourism byway, and the Alliance of Tribal Tourism Advocates in South Dakota. She has been the director of the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science Visual Arts Center in Sioux Falls, assistant director of the South Dakota Arts Council and minority affairs producer for South Dakota Public Broadcasting. Shirley has been adjunct professor in Native American Studies at Augustana College and the University of Sioux Falls. She is a graduate of South Dakota State University in journalism, with minors in music, Native American Studies and German. Shirley serves on the board of The Association of American Cultures (TAAC), the Native American Journalists Association (NAJA), Working Films, and the Arts Extension Institute.

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