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Rebecca Riley - Program Director

Guw'aadzii. Gaidawa hauba. Aagu’trats’i (Flower) eesee. Y'aak'a k'uuchin'iish haanu sudaa ee uusratra haanu w'aashtii sudaa.

Greetings Everyone! My name is Rebecca Riley, I am of the Yellow Corn clan and Little Sun clan and citizen of the Pueblo of Acoma. Currently, I focus my work on helping to support, build and improve quality Home Visiting services to Native families on and off tribal lands. I received my degree in Health Education with a concentration in Community Health and Native American Studies at the University of New Mexico. My experiences working in Early Childhood has included Home Visiting and Head Start programs, but also have helped my family provide foster and respite care for Native children in NM. My personal interests have included tribal sovereignty and sustainability efforts, Native cultural and language advocacy, and the health and wellness of our tribal communities. I enjoy my life with my son and daughter at our homes in Acoma and Albuquerque, NM.

I believe relationships are the foundation of learning and growing that enable a child or adult to navigate through the challenges of life. Through services like Home Visiting we can receive support in our relationship as we grow with our child. When more people come together to help raise and support a child’s growth then we help raise and build stronger communities, and stronger communities mean the survival and success of future unborn generations for Native people.

Dawaee/Thank You to all the families that help make our program possible and for allowing us into your lives and serve your communities and families. It is both an honor and a privilege to be in your presence in this journey through life. Blessings.

 

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