Meet ASM's Southwest Native Nations Advisory Board

April 7, 2016


The Southwest Native Nations Advisory Board (SWNNAB) was initially organized to inform the development of the Paths of Life exhibition, one of the first in the country to involve American Indian consultants. The group includes up to two representatives from each of the 22 federally recognized tribes in Arizona and provides the museum with guidance and feedback on repatriation and other issues.

Advisory board members and tribal representatives include: From bottom row left to right: Dr. Martina Dawley (Head of American Indian Relations at ASM who is Hualapai/Navajo), Tina Stytz (Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation), Karen Ray (Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation), Clarenda Begay (Navajo Nation), Ginger Scott (Colorado River Indian Tribe), Martha Martinez (Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community), Reba Franco (Yavapai-Apache Nation), and Gertrude Smith (Yavapai-Apache Nation). Top left to right: Joseph Joaquin (Tohono O'odham Nation), Daniel Vega (Pascua Yaqui Tribe), Stewart Koyiyumptewa (Hopi Tribe), Shane Anton (Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community), Wilene Fisher-Holt (Colorado River Indian Tribe), Reylynne Williams (Gila River Indian Community), Angela Garcia-Lewis (Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community), and Lisa Little Iron (Gila River Indian Community).

 

SWNNAB Contact Information


Ak-Chin Indian Community

Elaine F. Peters
Director
Ak-Chin Eco-Museum and Archives
47685 N. Eco-Museum Rd.
Maricopa, AZ 85239
520-568-9480 P
520-568-9557 F


Cocopah Tribe

Sherry Cordova
Chairperson
County 15th & Avenue G
Somerton, AZ 85350
928-627-2102 P
928-627-3173 F


Colorado Indian Tribes

Wilene Fisher-Holt (Board Chair)
Colorado River Indian Tribes Museum
1007 Arizona Avenue
Parker, AZ 85344
928-669-8970 P
928-669-1925 F


Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation

Vacant


Fort Mojave Tribe

Charlotte Knox, Assistant Director

Ahamakav Cultural Society

P.O. Box 5990

Mohave Valley, AZ 86440

928-768-4475 P, 928-768-7996 F


Fort Yuma-Quechan Tribe

Vacant


Gila River Indian Community

Larry Benallie, Jr.
Archaeological Compliance Specialist
Tribal Historic Preservation Office
P.O. Box 2140
Sacaton, AZ 85147
520-562-7153 P
520-562-5083 F

Reylynne Williams
Cultural Resource Specialist
Tribal Historic Preservation Office
P.O. Box 2140
Sacaton, AZ 85147
520-562-7188 P
520-562-5083 F


Havasupai Tribe

Don Watahomigie, Chairman
P.O. Box 10
Supai, AZ 86435
928-448-2731 P
928-448-2551 F


The Hopi Tribe

Leigh J. Kuwanwisiwma, Director, Hopi Cultural Preservation Office
P.O. Box 123
Kykotsmovi, AZ 86039
928-734-3613 P
928-734-3629 F

Lee Wayne Lomayestewa, Research Assistant
Cultural Preservation Office
P.O. Box 123
Kykotsmovi, AZ 86039
928-734-3616 P 
928-734-3629 F


Hualapai Tribe

Dawn Hubbs
Office of Cultural Resources
P.O. Box 310
Peach Springs, AZ 86434-0179
928-769-2223 P
928-769-2235 F


Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians

Roland Maldonado
Chairman
HC 65 Box 2
Fredonia, AZ 86022
928-643-8301P
928-643-7260 F


Navajo Nation

Clarenda Begay, Curator
Navajo Nation Museum
P.O. Box 1840
Window Rock, AZ 86515
928-810-8540 P
928-871-7942 F

Manuelito Wheeler, Director
Navajo Nation Museum
P.O. Box 1840
Window Rock, AZ 86515
928-810-8537 P
928-810-8540 F


Pascua Yaqui Tribe

Daniel Vega
Director
Department of Language and Culture
5100 W. Calle Tetakusim, Room 130
Tucson, AZ 85727
520-879-5939 P


Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

Angela D. Garcia-Lewis, Cultural Preservation Compliance Supervisor 
Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community
10005 East Osborn Road
Scottsdale, Arizona 85256
480-362-6337 P
480-362-5729 F 


San Carlos Apache Tribe

Vernelda Grant
Director/NAGPRA Rep/THPO
Historic Preservation & Archaeology Department
P.O. Box 0
San Carlos, AZ 85550

928-475-5797


San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe

Carlene Yellowhair, President
P.O. Box 2950
Tuba City, AZ  86045
928-283-4762


Tohono O'odham Nation

Jefford Francisco, Cultural Affairs Specialist

Samuel Fayuant, Cultural Affairs Specialist 

Tohono O’odham Cultural Preservation
P.O. Box 837
Sells, AZ 85634
520-383-3622 P
520-383-2872 F


White Mountain Apache Tribe

Ramon Riley, Cultural Resources Director
White Mountain Apache Cultural Center
P.O. Box 507
Ft. Apache, AZ 85926
928-338-4545 P
928-338-1716 F

Karl Hoerig, Director
White Mountain Apache Cultural Center
P.O. Box 507
Ft. Apache, AZ 85926
928-338-4545 P
928-338-1716 F


Yavapai-Apache Nation

Judie Piner, Preservation and Technology 
Yavapai-Apache Nation Cultural Center 
2400 W. Datsi Road
Camp Verde, AZ 86322
928-567-7020 P
928-634-0661 F

Gertrude Smith, Yavapai Culture Assistant
Yavapai-Apache Cultural Center
2400 W. Datsi Road
Camp Verde, AZ  86322
928-649-6945 P


Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe
Linda Ogo
Cultural Research Director
Culture and Research
530 E. Merritt
Prescott, AZ 86301
928-445-8790 ext.7204 


Zuni Pueblo

Vacant

This information last updated: May 11, 2017