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As we work together to battle the coronavirus, we will continue to offer safe and secure online sessions . Even though the American Indian Studies office(s) are closed, in accordance with the guidelines recommended by CDC, we are working remotely and continuing to provide student, staff, and faculty assistance. We can be reached Monday-Friday 8am-5pm Mountain Standard Time at 520-626-8143, or by email to johncarbajal@arizona.edu.

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Mary Willie
TEL: (520) 621-9726
FAX: (520) 621-9014
Office: Communications 108A

Mary Willie Navajo; holds a tenure track appointment in Linguistics with a shared appointment in American Indian Studies. Professor Willie's latest scholarship focuses on psych verbs in Navajo, the expression of modality in Navajo, and number and person in Dine. She is developing a major...
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Kara Wilson
PhD Student
Email: kjwilson@email.arizona.edu
Office: Harvill 312
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Cathy Wilson
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Paulette Ann Winder
Email: toodywinder@hotmail.com
TEL: 480 464-4864
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Leisy Wyman
An assistant professor in the Department of Language, Reading and Culture
TEL: (520) 626-8787
FAX: (520) 621-1853
Office: Education 527
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Pam Yabeny

Pam is a doctoral student in the UA American Indian Studies Department.  A member of the Dine Tribe, she is originally from Cove, Arizona.  Pam holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Notre Dame, a Master of Counseling degree from Arizona State University and a Master of Science...
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Edna Marie Best Yokum
Email: eyokum@email.arizona.edu
Office: Harvill 312
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Ofelia Zepeda
TEL: (520) 621-8294
FAX: (520) 621-9424
Office: Communications 108B

Ofelia Zepeda (Tohono O'odham) directed American Indian Studies for 5 years between 1986-1991 and was one of the co-founders, and now director of the nationally recognized American Indian Language Development Institute (AILDI). Ofelia Zepeda is a Regents’ Professor of Linguistics and is...
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