Yadira Rivera

Program Officer

Yadira Rivera came to First Nations as an intern during the summer and fall of 2015 and worked on several large projects, including the annual L.E.A.D. Institute Conference and the Food Sovereignty Summit. She then joined the staff in October 2015 as a full-time Program Assistant, and became Grants and Program Assistant in February 2016. In August 2018 Yadira was promoted to Program Officer. Previously, she attended Metropolitan State University of Denver (Colorado) and graduated with a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice/criminology.

In her spare time, she enjoys target shooting and archery. She is a Texas Native but loves to support Colorado sports teams like the local Mammoth lacrosse team.


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July 25, 2014

White House and USDA to Honor Champions of Change for Agriculture

Native Arts Capacity Building Initiative

The goal of the Native Arts Capacity Building Initiative (NACBI) is to increase the organizational, managerial and programmatic capacity of Native-controlled nonprofit organizations and tribal government programs supporting the field of Native arts and artists

Advancing Positive Paths for Native American Boys & Young Men

The “Advancing Positive Paths for Native American Boys and Young Men” program is aimed at improving education and employment outcomes for middle school and high school Native boys and young men.

Training: "Building Native Communities: Financial Coaching with Families"

December 11-13, 2018
Boulder, Colorado


Employment opportunties at First Nations Development Institute.  
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