Nathana BirdAssociate Director, Tewa Women United (TWU)
Nathana Bird, M.A., is from Ohkay Owingeh and Kewa Pueblo, a life-partner to a talented chef and a mother of four. She is the Associate Director at Tewa Women United (TWU) in Northern New Mexico. Early in life, Ms. Bird begun organizing in her community through various youth organizations and continued on this path for many years focusing primarily on environmental justice issues. Ms. Bird became involved with Tewa Women United, first as a board member then transitioning onto staff in 2014. It has become Ms. Bird’s passion to continually connect back to the teachings of her people. Her educational background includes an MA in Language, Literacy & Socio-Cultural Studies with a concentration in American Indian Education and a BA in Integrated Studies in Psychology. In her recent years with TWU, she has helped to maintain a culturally-responsive curriculum implementation process, called the A’Gin Healthy Sexuality & Body Sovereignty project. It is her desire to continue to create spaces for young people and communities to thrive and sustain themselves, and their families, for future generations to come.