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Maternal Clan: Nah Naash Teshzi Tachiini, Paternal Clan: Tó dikozhi, Maternal Grandfather’s Clan: Haana ghani, Paternal Grandfather’s Clan: Kiyah annii. Originally from Oak Springs, Arizona, Navajo Nation, I am currently employed with the Navajo Nation Judicial Branch as a Health & Safety Advisor. As a former member of the 22nd and 23rd Navajo Nation Council, I served as the Chair of the Health, Education and Human Services Committee. Through this position, I ignited a passion and interest in addressing the health disparities that hinder today’s society; I believe there is a need to establish walking/running trails to encourage and provide a safe and adequate means of exercise.  This would not address the situation in its entirety but promote a healthier and more active lifestyle for the Navajo Nation. Being on the Navajo Nation Council’s Health Education and Human Services Committee made me realize there is a great need for youth awareness and raising technological accessibility in K-12 education and beyond. I advocate for this and many more important issues as a New Mexico Indian Education Committee member to the State of New Mexico’s Education Department. I want the best for our children and the opportunities that I help provide may help grow our future community leaders. It was with this in mind that after a decade away, I returned to school to complete my college education. It was challenging, but I approached it with an open mind and a willingness to learn and within a few short months, I graduated from New Mexico State University with a degree in Animal Science. Now, I’ve utilized my knowledge and degree to start a small business in breeding and raising quarter horses and soon, Corgi dogs.  I have always had a passion for equine and canine animals and now with my animal science degree, I can put into practice animal health and nutrition with genetic selection for quality not quantity.

My name is Charlotte Rieck.  I have 2 children that are grown and working various jobs and staying safe from this Pandemic.  We live in Wheatfield, AZ and are trying our hands at Ranching and Farming.  I have been a NTCDC Board Member for the past 5 years.  My professional background has been in tribal housing for the past 10 years, and recently made a change to go into the Healthcare Industry.  I hold a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration, a Master's in Healthcare Administration and a Master's in Philosophy.  My work experience has been in the housing industry as a Risk Manager, Safety Officer, an Administrative Officer.  In the Healthcare Industry, I am working as a Compliance/Performance Officer for a Critical Access Hospital.  

Mr. Blackhorse is a Registered Investment Advisor. Mr. Blackhorse received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Arizona State University and his MBA from Ohio University. Delmar is an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation.


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