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Kathryn Harris Tijerina

lawyer , art institute executive

Kathryn Harris Tijerina, American art institute executive, lawyer. Bar: District of Columbia 1975. Member founding board directors National Institute for Women of Color, Washington, 1978-1984; board directors Tonantzin Land Institute, Albuquerque, since 1986, New Mexico Women's Foundation, Albuquerque, since 1989. Member District of Columbia Bar, National Organization Native American Women (national officer 1987-1988).

Background

Tijerina, Kathryn Harris was born on January 12, 1950 in Elgin, Oklahoma, United States. Daughter of Fred Roy and LaDonna Vita (Crawford) Harris.

Education

Bachelor, Radcliffe College-Harvard University, 1972. Juris Doctor, Stanford University, 1975.

Career

Attorney American Indian Policy Review Commission, Washington, 1975-1976. Legislation assistant to Senator James A. Bourezk, United States Senate, 1976-1977, counsel committee on Indian affairs, 1977-1978. Indian affairs specialist United States Department Energy, 1978-1982, acting director, 1979-1980.

Director Indian resource development New Mexico Higher Education, Las Cruces, 1982-1984, 87-89. Deputy secretary Natural Resource Department New Mexico, Santa Fe, 1984-1987. President Institute American Indian Arts, since 1989.

Member national advisory board Berkeley (California) Women's Law Journal, since 1984.

Achievements

  • Bar: District of Columbia 1975.

Membership

Member founding board directors National Institute for Women of Color, Washington, 1978-1984. Board directors Tonantzin Land Institute, Albuquerque, since 1986, New Mexico Women's Foundation, Albuquerque, since 1989. Member District of Columbia Bar, National Organization Native American Women (national officer 1987-1988).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Reading, gardening.

Connections

Married Manuel Tijerina, April 24, 1976.