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Sahmie Joshevama


Sahmie Joshevama, Hopi, is Piqos’wungwa (Bearstrap Clan) from the Village of Songoopavi. She serves as a coordinator for the Office of American Indian Initiatives. She is currently a graduate student pursuing a Masters of Arts in Indigenous Education through the Center of Indian Education and School of Social Transformation. Her research interests include Cultural Revitalization and Sustainability, and American Indian education. Sahmie is a graduate of Arizona State University, earning a BS in American Indian Studies (AIS) in 2015. During her time as a student she was involved with numerous organizations including American Indian Council, Native American Business Organization, American Indian Graduate Student Association, and Miss Indian ASU Pageant Committee. Through her educational efforts and previous experience working with organizations such as the Native American Basketball Invitational Foundation (NABI), the Hopi Opportunity Youth Initiative (HOYI), and being a part of Tribal Nations Tour at ASU, she found passion in working with American Indian communities in the capacity of promoting higher education. Upon completion of her Master's degree, Sahmie plans to continue her education and hopes to return home to offer her education, skills, and work experience to serve her community.


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