Southwest Native Nations Advisory Board


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).


2017 Southwest Native Nations Advisory Board Members 

Ak-Chin Indian Community

Elaine F. Peters, Museum Director

Him-Dak Eco Museum & Archives

47685 N. EcoMuseum Road

Maricopa, AZ  85139

520-568-1350


Cocopah Tribe

Sherry Cordova, Chairwoman

Cocopah Tribe

14515 S. Veterans Drive

Somerton, AZ  85350

928-627-2102


Colorado River Indian Tribes

Wilene Fisher-Holt, Director

CRIT Museum and Gift Shop

133 W. Riverside Dr.

Parker, AZ  85344

928-669-8970


Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation

Albert Nelson, Interim Curator

Cultural Center and Museum

P.O. Box 17779

Fountain Hills, AZ  85269

480-789-7190


Fort Mojave Tribe

Charlotte Knox, Assistant Director

Ahamakav Cultural Society

P.O. Box 5990

Mohave Valley, AZ  86440

928-768-4475


Fort Yuma Quechan Indian Tribe

Manfred Scott, Acting Chair

Culture Committee

P.O. Box 1899

Yuma, AZ  85366

760-572-0213


Gila River Indian Community

Larry Benallie, Jr., Archaeological Compliance Specialist

Tribal Historic Preservation Office

PO Box 2140

Sacaton, AZ  85147

520-562-7153

Reylynne Williams, Cultural Resource Specialist

Tribal Historic Preservation Office

PO Box 2140

Sacaton, AZ  85147

520/562-7188


Havasupai Tribe

Don Watahomigie, Chairman

Havasupai Tribe

P.O. Box 10

Supai, AZ  86435

928-448-2731


Hopi Tribe

Stewart Koyiyumptewa, Interim Board Member/Tribal Archivist

Cultural Preservation Office

P.O. Box 123

Kykotsmovi, AZ  86039


Hualapai Tribe

Dawn Hubbs, Director/Tribal Historic Preservation Officer

Department of Cultural Resources

P.O. Box 310

Peach Springs, AZ  86434

928-769-2223


Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians

Roland Maldonado, Chairman

Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians

HC 65 Box 2

Fredonia, AZ  86022

928-643-8301


Navajo Nation

Clarenda Begay, Curator

Navajo Nation Museum

P.O. Box 1840

Window Rock, AZ  86515

928-810-8540

Manuelito Wheeler, Director

Navajo Nation Museum

P.O. Box 1840

Window Rock, AZ  86515

928-871-6675


Pascua Yaqui Tribe

Daniel Vega, Director

Department of Language and Culture

7601 S. Camino Benem, Bldg. A

Tucson, AZ  85746

520-879-5741


Pueblo of Zuni

James Enote, Director

Pueblo of Zuni

PO Box 1009

Zuni, NM  87327


Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

Angela Garcia-Lewis, Compliance Supervisor

Cultural Preservation Program

10005 East Osborn Rd.

Scottsdale, AZ  85256

480-362-6337


San Carlos Apache Tribe

Vernelda Grant, Director/NAGPRA Rep/THPO

Historic Preservation & Archaeology Dept.

P.O. Box 0

San Carlos, AZ  85550

928-475-5797


San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe

Carlene Yellowhair, President

San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe

P.O. Box 2950

Tuba City, AZ  86045

928-283-4762


Tohono O'odham Nation

Jefford Francisco, Cultural Affairs Specialists

Cultural Affairs Office

P.O. Box 837

Sells, AZ  85634

520-383-3622

Samuel Fayuant, Cultural Affairs Specialists

Cultural Affairs Office

P.O. Box 837

Sells, AZ  85634

520-383-3622


Tonto Apache Tribe

Vacant


White Mountain Apache Tribe

Karl Hoerig, Director

White Mountan Apache Tribe Culural Center and Museum

P.O. Box 507

Ft. Apache, AZ  85926

928-338-4625

Ramon Riley, Cultural Resource Director

White Mountan Apache Tribe Culural Center and Museum

P.O. Box 507

Ft. Apache, AZ  85926

928-338-4625


Yavapai-Apache Nation

Judie Piner, Administrator of Preservation and Technology

Cultural Center

2400 W. Datsi St.

Camp Verde, AZ  86322

928-567-7020


Yavapai-Apache Nation

Gertrude Smith, Yavapai Culture Director

Cultural Center

2400 W. Datsi St.

Camp Verde, AZ  86322

928-649-6961


Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe

Linda Ogo, Director

Cultural Research Department

530 E. Merritt St.

Prescott, AZ  86301

928-515-7204


 

This information last updated: September 19, 2017