Indige-FEWSS Partners

Indige-FEWSS is grateful to our Community Partners and Advisory Committee for the collaboration and guidance as we work to strengthen food-energy-water security and sovereignty in the Navajo Nation and other Indigenous communities.

Indige-FEWSS Community Partners


Diné College Land Grant Office, Benita Litson and Bryan Neztsosie
Diné College STEM Department, Donald Robinson
Diné College, Environmental Institute, Shiprock Campus, Perry Charley and Neilroy Singer
Diné College, Tuba City Campus, Dr. Shazia Tabassum Hakim


KXWR Radio of the Navajo Nation, broadcast by Diné College (LA Williams, host)


University of Arizona - Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership, co-sponsor for Native Voices in STEM seminar series


Indige-FEWSS Faculty Labs and Centers


University Sponsors and More Community Partners


University of Arizona School of Natural Resources and the Environment, 2020 co-sponsor for Native Voices in STEM seminar series


University of Arizona Superfund Research Program Community Engagement Core, Karletta Chief, co-PI


Indigenous Co-Innovation at the Nexus of Food, Energy & Water Systems (NSF #DGE1633740) Partnership with Diné College, University of California at Berkeley Blum Center, South Florida University


University of Arizona Indigenous Teacher Education Program - Valerie Shirley, Co-PI


Navajo Technical University, Harry Whiting, Peter Romine, Golham Ehteshami, Scott Halliday, Steven Chischilly


Tohono O’odham Community College, Teresa Newberry and Kimberly Danny

San Carlos Apache College, Marin Ahumada

Navajo Tribal Utility Authority, Rex Kontz

Indian Health Services, Peter Littlehat

Navajo Nation Department of Water Resources, Chrystal Tulley-Cordova

Star School, Mark Sorensen

Tolani Lake Enterprises, Bill Edwards

LCR Watershed/Black Mesa Water Coalition, Kern Collymore

DigDeep, Emma Robbins

Former Delegate to the Navajo Nation Council, Hon. Walter Phelps

Greyhills Academy STEM Teacher, Mrs. Reny Mathew

Indige-FEWSS Advisory Boards 2020

Internal Advisory Board

Gene Giacomelli | Biosystems Engineering |
Trent Teegerstrom | CALS Cooperative Extension |
Ronald Trosper | American Indian Studies |
Tristan Reader | American Indian Studies |
Allison Huff | Health Sciences |
Joan Timeche | Native Nations Institute |
James Hopkins | Udall Center, American Indian Studies |
Christopher Scott | Udall Center, Geography |
Andrew Carnie | Dean, Graduate College |
Len Necefer | American Indian Studies |
Greg Barron-Gafford | School of Geography, Development & Environment |

External Advisory Board

Bryan Neztsosie | Navajo Community Member, Extension & Research Specialist at Diné College Land Grant Office
Sandra Begay | University of New Mexico
Michael Bernier | Coca-Cola
Ted Burhans | Tucson Electric Power (TEP)
Peter Romine | NTU School of Engineering
Scott Haase | National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Peter Littlehat | Indian Health Service (IHS)
Donald Robinson | Diné College, School of Science & Technology
Mark Sorensen | Director, STAR School
Kern Collymore | LCR Watershed / Black Mesa Water Coalition
Walter Phelps | Navajo Community Member, former Delegate to the Navajo Nation Council