Jim Warne, M.S.

Center for Disabilities
Sanford School of Medicine
University of South Dakota
1400 West 22nd Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57105-1570
Phone: 619-379-6163
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: August 03, 2022

Jim Warne

Leadership Administrative Staff: Director of Community Engagement
Primary Activity Coordinators: Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness
Vocational Rehabilitation/Employment
Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: Oyate` Circle
Discipline(s): Rehabilitation Counseling
AUCD Council Membership: Multicultural Council


Jim is a member of the Oglala Lakota (Sioux) Nation. His mom Beverly grew up on the Pine Ridge Reservation and is currently at South Dakota State University School of Nursing and his dad, Jim Sr. worked in international business finance. His brother Don is Chair of Public Health at North Dakota State University. Jim earned a BS from Arizona State University and MS and a Post-Graduate Certificate from San Diego State University (SDSU). Jim created and administered continuing Ed programs at SDSU (http://interwork.sdsu.edu/main/caire) Interwork Institute from 1993-2015. Currently Jim is the Community Engagement Director at University of South Dakota Center for Disabilities. In 2017, Jim wrote nearly one million in several grants for University of South Dakota and Sinte Gleska University to establish partnerships with Tribal Colleges.
Jim is President of his consulting firm, Warrior Society Development, LLC. He works with various government agencies, organizations and Tribal Nations. Jim's a motivational speaker with experience in Professional Football, Acting and Film Production, Indian Country Advocacy, Congressional Testimonies, Cultural Diversity, Youth Athletic/Life Skills Camps, Organizational Development and Grants Management. WSD Productions Division produced "7th Generation", an Award Winning documentary film.
Memberships, Honors, Features and Press Include:
• 2017 Native American Alumnus of the Year Arizona State University Native Alumni Chapter
• Congressional Senate Oversight Hearing Testimony, "Stolen Identities: The Impact
of Racist Stereotypes on Indigenous People". Washington DC. May 5, 2011
• Arizona State University Sun Devil Story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypFzsNJl4kM
• National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) Chairman's Leadership Award, 2009
• Member American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame; Lawrence, KS. Inducted 2004
• UCSD Chancellor's Community Advisory Board: http://chancellor.ucsd.edu/community/ccab
• Featured on C-Span, "American Indian Stereotypes in Sports", Heard Museum,
Phoenix, AZ. January 30, 2015: www.c-span.org/video/?c4531133/jim-warne
• Indian Country Today: http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/tags/jim-warne
• 2016: Inspirational Film, Cinema on the Bayou, Louisiana; Best Documentary
Feature, LA Cinema Festival of Hollywood; Award of Excellence & Humanitarian Award of Distinction, IndieFest. 2017: Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival, Best Documentary Feature. 2018: California Film Awards Grand Jury Award and Best of FLIC, Flathead Lake International CinemaFest. Montana.
• "7th Generation" WSD Productions: http://www.warrior-society.com/#!blank/wuatm