2020 Regenerate SpeakersResilience in times of uncertainty
Cynthia Naha is the Director of Natural Resources Department for the Santo Domingo Tribe and is an enrolled member of the Hopi Tribe and is Tewa and Ihanktowan Dakota Oyate (Yankton Sioux). She has been involved in Tribal Environmental Programs since 2005 when she started working for the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. (ITCA). She has worked with a number of Tribes since leaving ITCA in 2008, including the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community, Lone Pine Paiute Shoshone Reservation and a number of Pomo Indian Tribes in Northern California. Throughout the past 15 years, Cynthia has worked to build Tribal environmental capacity and seeks to ensure that the communities she works with and for, maintain a balance between environmental protection and public health and safety.