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Rena Martin, MA

Senior Anthropologist/Owner



Mrs. Rena Martin is of the Naashashi Clan and is born for the Hooghan Lani Clan. Rena is from the Gallegos Wash Area within the Huerfano Chapter located in the Eastern Navajo Agency.


Mrs. Martin began her career in anthropology in the 1970's as an archaeologist working on the Navajo Nation. She has held numerous positions within the Navajo Nation, Academic, and Private sectors which have allowed her to gain a keen insight into the innerworkings of the preservation of cultural resources both on and off Navajo lands. Rena received her Bachelors of Arts degree in Southwest Studies from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado and in 1998 she has completed her Masters of Arts in American Studies from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Mrs. Martin formed DCRM in 2002 and has guided the company to new heights in the following years.


Mrs. Martin enjoys working with and educating Navajo and tribal people on cultural and environmental issues related to cultural and environmental compliances. She also enjoys conducting ethnographic interviews for anthropological, scientific research, and educational studies. Mrs. Martin is very familiar with sensitive cultural traditions and protocols, language barriers, translation problems and issues including the processes involved in remediating these issues.    

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