ADVISORS

 Dr. Dave Warren (Santa Clara Pueblo)

 Dr. Warren is the former Deputy Director of the National Museum of the American Indian, and, for twenty years, Director of the Center for Cultural Studies and Research, Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA). While at IAIA, he served Indian communities in a national program of cultural resources planning and development. Included in this work were oral history programs, native language training, and museum and educational program planning as determined by the tribes and communities. Among Dr. Warren's public service appointments are the Board of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities, and the Advisory Board for the National Park Service.

 

Dr. Mary Belgarde (San Juan Pueblo)

 Dr. Mary Belgarde is currently holds the position of Associate Professor Emerita, and as Associate Professor of American Indian Education at the University of New Mexico - College of Education From 1995-2013. Ph.D in Education Administration  Policy Analysis. She worked many years among Native students as a school counselor, administrator, and researcher in urban and rural Native communities. As a graduate of Stanford University, Dr. Mary Belgarde Co-Developed two CD Roms on Native Charter Schools, Co-Founded a non-profit organization, Native American Alliance for Charter Schools, Co-Coordinates annual national conferences for Native Charter and Self-Determined Schools, and does educational consulting regarding Native Charter Schools and Indigenous Evaluation

 

Dr. Christine Sims (Acoma Pueblo)

Dr. Christine P. Sims, is a member of the Pueblo of Acoma and is an Assistant Professor in the University of New Mexico College of Education, Department of Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studies and UNM Department of Linguistics, Albuquerque, NM. She is one of six Native faculty in the Department of Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies who represent professionals in the field of American Indian Education. Dr. Christine Sims received her Ph.D. in education with a specialty in Native American language maintenance and revitalization from the University of California Berkley.