Amanda LeClair-Diaz

Amanda LeClair-Diaz (Eastern Shoshone/Northern Arapaho) is originally from Ft. Washakie, which is located on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming. She is a fourth-year doctoral student in theTeaching, Learning,and Sociocultural Studies Department at the University of Arizona. Amanda's major is Indigenous Education, and her minor is Teaching and Teacher Education. While in her PhD program, Amanda has been working toward reclaiming Sosoni.  She was a student in the AILDI program in the summer of 2015 and the summer of 2017. Once Amanda obtains her PhD, she hopes to become a professor who works with pre-service educators and Native communities. Amanda advocates for Native youth, their families, tribal communities' involvement in education, and incorporating tribal languages and ways of knowing in classrooms.