Director, Santo Domingo Pueblo Natural Resources Department
Cynthia Naha is the Director of Natural Resources Department for the Santo Domingo Pueblo and is an enrolled member of the Hopi Tribe and is Tewa and Ihanktowan Dakota Oyate (Yankton Sioux). Ms. Naha has worked in various fields, including but not limited to solid waste, recycling, Brownfields, emergency response and preparedness, water quality, climate change, Unexploded Ordinances (UXO) and more and has worked with several Tribes in Region 9 including the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community, Lone Pine Paiute Shoshone Reservation, several Pomo Indian Tribes in Northern California, and the Inter-Tribal Council of AZ, Inc. Throughout the past 16 years, Cynthia has worked to build Tribal environmental capacity and seeks to ensure that the Tribal communities she works with and for, maintain a balance between environmental protection and public health and safety. She enjoys establishing partnerships with neighboring Tribes, Pueblos, Federal and State agencies and holds the Tribal Government seat on the New Mexico Recycling and Illegal Dumping Alliance (NM RAID) and was just nominated to the E-Enterprise Leadership Council. Cynthia is a graduate of Arizona State University.