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Governing Board

Board Chair - Walter Echo-Hawk, Author and Attorney
President/CEO - Susan Feller, Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries and Museums
Treasurer - Samonia Byford, Noksi Press
Board Member - Jim Enote, Founder and Director, Colorado Plateau Foundation
Board Member - Kevin Gover, Director, National Museum of the American Indian
Board Member - W. Richard West, President and CEO, Autry National Center of the American West

Advisory Council

  • Claudia Arnold, Vice Chancellor, Pepperdine University
  • Jeanne Brako, Curator, Center for Southwest Studies-Fort Lewis College
  • Jameson Brant, Coordinator, RBC Aboriginal Training Program in Museum Practices, Canadian Museum of History
  • Kim Christen, Director of Digital Initiatives/Mukurtu/Sustainable Heritage Network, Washington State University
  • Ryan Flahive, Archivist and Museum Studies Faculty, Institute of American Indian Arts
  • Sven Haakanson, Associate Professor and Curator, Burke Museum
  • La Donna Harris, President, Americans for Indian Opportunity
  • John Haworth, Senior Executive Emeritus, National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institute
  • Honor Keeler, Assistant Director, Utah Dine Bikeyah
  • Traci Morris, Director, American Indian Policy Institute, Arizona State University
  • Jennifer O'Neal, Historian and Archivist, University of Oregon Libraries
  • Lotsee Patterson, Professor Emerita, University of Oklahoma
  • James Pepper Henry, Director, First Americans Museum
  • Patsy Phillips, Director, IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts
  • Jessie Ryker-Crawford, Associate Professor of Museum Studies, Institute of American Indian Arts
  • Elayne Silversmith, Librarian, Vine Deloria, Jr. Library, Cultural Resources Center, National Museum of the American Indian
  • Tim Tingle, Author, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
  • Della C. Warrior, Director, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, New Mexico