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14th Annual Native Symposium: Sunrise Ceremony and Breakfast
November 4, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
- November 4
- 8:30 a.m.
- Lindquist Plaza
- by Eileen Quintana, Diné, Nebo School District Title VI Indian Education Program Director
Breakfast with Spiritual Leader Eileen Quintana
- November 4
- 9 – 10:15 a.m.
- Shepherd Union, Room 232 (Center for Diversity & Unity)
- (RSVP required)
Eileen Tinhorn Quintana was born in Bluff, Utah. She spent her early childhood living on the Navajo Nation Reservation. Eileen has a great passion for American Indian culture and teaching about the contributions of indigenous communities. As the program manager of the Nebo Title VI Education Program, Eileen has worked very diligently to significantly increase the graduation rates among American Indian students and integrated performing arts and culture into academic success.
In 2004 Nebo Indian Education received a national award “Exemplary Indian Education” by Catching The Dream organization, and a state award for Indian Education Summer school by Utah Division of Indian Affairs. She was recognized by Utah State Office of Education with a Life Skills Award in 2008. Eileen was selected as one of Utah’s American Graduate Champions by Utah Education Network in 2015. In 2017, Eileen became a Running Strong for American Indian Youth Dreamstarter Teacher, and for the last two years Nebo Indian Education has been selected as a mentor program for Running Strong dreamstarters. For over 20 years, she has created a partnership with the Adopt-A-Native Elder Program (ANE). She now serves on the Board of Directors for ANE.