Joseph H. Suina
Joseph H. Suina is a Professor Emeritus in the College of Education at the University of New Mexico with 25 years of service. He directed the Institute for American Indian Education at UNM for tribes throughout the Southwest. Dr. Suina’s publications on culture, education, and Native American issues are numerous. As a current member on several boards and committees, he provides voice for Native people in the areas of health, museums, language retention, sacred sites, economic development and housing.
Dr. Suina is an adjunct professor for Colgate University in New York and teaches courses in Native American Studies and education. Dr. Suina has maintained strong ties to Cochiti Pueblo throughout his academic career; he is a former governor and a current tribal council member. As an elder for the tribe, he provides guidance in the ways of tradition and culture for his people.
“For thousands of years our people have given the gift of our language to each generation: will we be able to do the same?” – Dr. Joseph H. Suina