IEI Staff

  • Nancy C. Maryboy, Ph.D.
  • Cherokee/Navajo
  • IEI Founding President and Executive Director
  • Friday Harbor, WA
  • David Begay, Ph.D.
  • Navajo
  • IEI Founding Vice President
  • Navajo Nation, AZ
  • Ashley C. Teren, M.Ed.
  • Cherokee/Navajo
  • Education Specialist, Graphic Designer, Videographer, Director of Sharing the Skies (Educational Sales), Manager for Navajo Skies (planetarium shows), Editor of Four Winds newsletter
  • Bend, OR
  • Christopher S. Teren
  • Cherokee/Navajo
  • Technical Director, Photographer, Editor, Webmaster
  • Friday Harbor, WA

IEI Board of Directors

  • Polly O. Walker, Ph.D. – IEI Chair
  • Cherokee
  • Huntingdon, PA
  • Nancy C. Maryboy, Ph.D. – IEI President and Founder, Executive Director
  • Cherokee/Navajo
  • Friday Harbor, WA
  • David Begay, Ph.D. – IEI Vice President and Founder
  • Navajo
  • Ganado, AZ
  • VerlieAnn Leimomi Malina-Wright, Ed.D. – IEI Vice President
  • Native Hawaiian
  • Honolulu, Oahu, HI
  • Lynn Simek-Morgan, Ed.D – IEI Secretary – Treasurer
  • Naraganset Heritage
  • Reno, NV
  • Wikuki King – IEI Board Member
  • Maori
  • Waiheke Island, Aukland, New Zealand
  • Roxanne Gould, Ed.D. – IEI Board Member
  • Grand Traverse Band, Odawa/Ojibwe
  • Duluth, MN
  • Yvonne F. Bushyhead, JD – IEI Board Member
  • Cherokee / Winnebago
  • Whittier, NC

IEI Circle of Elders

  • Henrietta Mann (Grandmother Henri), Cheyenne
  • South Cheyenne
  • Professor Emerita, Cheyenne-Arapahoe Tribal College
  • Montana State University
  • Rose Von Thater-Braan
  • Tuscarora
  • Richmond, CA
  • Larry Campbell
  • Swinomish Indian Tribe
  • La Conner, WA

IEI Senior Advisors

  • Dr. Merle Lefkoff
  • Santa Fe, NM
  • Dr. Laura Peticolas
  • Sonoma State University, Sanoma, CA

 

International Advisory Council

  • Dr. Marie Battiste, Mi’kmaq, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
  • Chad “Kalepa” Baybayon, Native Hawaiian, PWO Master Navigator, `Imiloa Astronomy Center, Polynesian Voyaging Society, Hilo, HI
  • Angelita Borbon, Indígena Yoeme, Napa, California
  • Chris Cable, Former Director, Powerhouse Science Center, Durango, CO
  • Robert Charlie, Athabaskan, Cultural Heritage and Education Institute, Fairbanks, AK
  • Troy Cline, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA, Washington, DC
  • Dr. Paul Coleman, Native Hawaiian, University of Hawaii, Manoa, HI
  • Marcia de Chadenades, Superintendent, San Juan Islands National Monument, Lopez Island, WA
  • Amethyst First Rider, Blackfoot, University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
  • Kirby Gchachu, Zuni Pueblo, Albuquerque, NM
  • Dr. Roberto Gonzalez-Plaza, Santiago, Chile
  • Mary Graham, Kombumerri, Gold Coast, Australia
  • Peter Hanohano, Honolulu, HI
  • Dr. Isabel Hawkins, Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA
  • Arlinda Hodges, Cherokee, Penrose, CO
  • Keiki Kawai’ae’a, Native Hawaiian, University of Hawaii, Hilo, HI
  • Herb Lee, Jr., Pacific American Foundation, Honolulu, HI
  • Leroy Littlebear, Blackfoot, University of Lethbridge, Alberta, CA
  • Ida (Gus) Bagus Nyoman Mantra PhD., Native Balinese, Semarapura, Bali
  • Mary Marcussen, Sonoma, California
  • Kenneth Maryboy, Navajo
  • Joseph P. McCoy, Swinomish Indian Tribe, La Connor, WA
  • Dr. Cheryl Metoyer, Cherokee, Dana Point, CA
  • Tjalaminu Mia, Australian Aborigine, Western Australia
  • Jill Milroy, Australian Aborigine, University of Western Australia, Perth
  • Pat Moss, Cherokee, Tahlequah, OK
  • Lee Nichol, Albuquerque, NM
  • Dermot O’Hara, Dublin, Ireland
  • Troy Olsen, Lummi Nation, WA
  • Dr. Lloyd Pinkham, Yakama Nation, WA
  • Sarah Police, Navajo, Bluff, UT
  • Prince Tjorkorda Gede Agung Dharma Putra, Native Balinese, Ubud, Central Bali
  • Dr. Darren Ranco, Penobscot, University of Maine, ME
  • Jim Rock, Dakota, Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium at the University of Minnesota Duluth, MN
  • Dr. Shelly Valdez, Laguna Pueblo, NM
  • Roberto Vasquez, Mexican Indian, Albuquerque, NM
  • Yvonne Vizina, Metis, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
  • Shirley Williams, Lummi Nation, WA
  • Jennifer Néso’eóó’e Woodcock-Medicine Horse, PhD-ABD, Montana State University
  • Tania Haerekitera Wolfgramm, Tongan, Waiheke Island, Auckland, NZ

IEI Youth Council

  • Kyle Swimmer
  • Eastern Band Cherokee & Laguna Pueblo
  • Sadie Olsen
  • Lummi Nation

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