Published: June 12, 2020

Tanaya photoWe are excited to welcome Tanaya Winder as our newest member of the Executive Board! Tanaya is an enrolled member of the Duckwater Shoshone Tribe, who was raised on the Southern Ute reservation in Ignacio, CO. Her background also includes Southern Ute, Pyramid Lake Paiute, Diné, and Black heritages. A poet, writer, artist, and the Director of the CU Upward Bound Program, Tanaya is a tireless advocate for Native American and Indigenous students and issues on campus and beyond. Tanaya was also recently selected to serve on the jury for the 2021 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature. The international jury is composed of esteemed authors who select finalists based on literary merit alone. Congratulations and welcome, Tanaya!

Photo Credit: Viki Eagle