Board of Directors Secretary
Diné (Navajo) Nation
REGINA M. TSOSIE is an enrolled citizen of the Diné (Navajo) Nation. She belongs to Honágháahnii (One That Walks Around Clan) born for Áshįįhi (Salt People Clan). Her maternal father's clan is Todich'ii'nii (Bitter Water Clan) and her paternal father's clan is To'ahani (Near the Water Clan). She grew up on the compound of Intermountain Indian Boarding School in northern Utah, when the school serviced Navajo students from ages 6 to 21. Her BS degree in Special Education was earned at Utah State University. She has lived in the Quad Cities for 38 years and recently retired after 24 years in the Special Ed field. She serves within the Native American community as the current president of the Native American Coalition of the Quad Cities (NACQC), a current board member of the Citizens to Preserve Black Hawk Park Foundation, and a founding member of Sage Sisters of Solidarity. As an active member in these Native communities, Regina shares her Diné culture and ways by conducting presentations at various schools, universities, organizations, museums, and multi-cultural events, locally and regionally. In addition, Regina is a proud mother of two lovely, talented daughters. During her personal moments, she enjoys spending time with her family, playing guitar, singing, and supporting/participating in Native American events/activities. Her parents reside on the Navajo Reservation along with the majority of her family and relatives.