Rosalyn works collaboratively with Indigenous organizations to promote positive community change. Her longtime passions include environmental justice in Indigenous lands and the revitalization of Indigenous languages. She has worked for 25+ years with national and local Indigenous non-profits. This past year, as a National Steering committee member, she was one of the organizers of the March for Science, the largest day of science advocacy in history, with over one million participants in 600 cities worldwide.
Environmental Justice & Citizen Science
Saokio Heritage, Blackfeet reservation, 2008-present. Founder.
Red Thunder Oral History Project, Fort Belknap reservation, 2016-2018.
National Environmental Justice Advisory Council, Environmental Protection Agency, 2013-2016, 2016-2019 (appointed by the Administrator). Member.
March for Science, National Board, 2017-present. Board Chair.
Indigenous Language Advocacy
National Coalition of Native American Language Schools and Programs, a national coalition working to influence public policy of Native American languages. Founding member.
Saokio Heritage, a community based organization since 2008, aims to educate and advocate for the revitalization of Blackfeet (Amskapi Piikani) traditional knowledge in a modern context. Founder and Director.
Piegan Institute and the late Darrell Robes Kipp (Apiniokiopeta) from 1999 to 2014, raised over $4,000,000.00 for Piegan Institute to revitalize the Blackfeet language.
Interviews with Media
- Interview, Five Questions for Rosalyn LaPier on Native Americans in Science, UnDark, March 9, 2018.
- Interview, From Standing Rock to the March for Science with Rosalyn LaPier, Wild Lens and Matthew Polodsky, April 19, 2017.
Interview, March for Science: Interview with Rosalyn LaPier, Harvard Political Review, April 6, 2017.