Our External Advisory Board consists of individuals who represent various backgrounds and interests in Indigenous issues, and who provide their perspectives and expertise to help guide CNAIS leadership in accordance with our mission. Members of the External Advisory Board serve for three-year terms and have been appointed due to their notable leadership in and across local, regional, and global Indigenous affairs. As a Board, they are responsible for bringing community voices into the work of the Center, ranging from the support of Indigenous students in higher education to fostering relationships with regional Indigenous nations. 

 

Chadwick Allen
Chadwick Allen
Professor of English • Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement • Russel F. Stark University Professor
University of Washington
John Echohawk
John Echohawk
Executive Director
Native American Rights Fund
James Rattling Leaf Sr.
James Rattling Leaf Sr.
Consultant
Great Plains Tribal Alliance
Ime Salazar
Patrita "Ime" Salazar
Editor and Public Relations Contractor, Division of Energy and Mineral Development • CU American Indian Alumni Association Tri-Executive
Department of the Interior
Benny Shendo
Benny Shendo Jr.
Tribal Administrator
Pueblo of Jemez
Kendall Tallmadge
Kendall Tallmadge
Senior Program Officer
First Nations Development Institute
George Taylor
George Taylor
Co-Chair, CU Boulder Center for Asian Studies Advisory Board • Director of Philanthropy Support Services
PaxTerra