In her new role, Dorothy FireCloud will supervise programs throughout the NPS system to promote understanding of Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian and other indigenous communities, for employees and for visitors.
Ms. FireCloud is a 28 year veteran of the NPS, including serving as the superintendent of Devils Tower National Monument.
She is a member of the service wide team that developed an intermediate-level tribal consultation curriculum to support consultation skills development among NPS employees.
She has a Juris Doctorate from the New Mexico School of Law and has been a member of the New Mexico State Bar since 1991.
Currently, she serves as the superintendent at Montezuma Castle National Monument and Tuzigoot National Monument in Arizona.
Prior to joining the NPS in 2006, FireCloud worked on water rights with the Bureau of Indian Affairs and held several positions with the U.S. Forest Service, including acting district ranger at Tongass National Forest, acting deputy forest supervisor at Black Hills National Forest, and acting director for the tribal relations program in Washington D.C.
She served as the USFS Southwest tribal program manager, and as the team leader of the National Implementation Team on tribal relations that developed an extensive report on programs and policies to fulfill USFS trust responsibilities, many of which were enacted through Farm Bill legislation.
Wow! What an impressive background.
Congratulations to Dorothy FireCoud for her important new role.