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Veronica Tiller with Hattie Kaufman, author & CBS TV Anchor woman, WEWIN Conference, Las Vegas, 2013


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“Indian Country’s Ambassador” Veronica Elaine Velarde Tiller was born and raised on New Mexico’s Jicarilla Apache reservation, great-granddaughter of a chief. She grew up working cattle with her brothers, riding horses and going to rodeos. Learning about her tribe’s past from her grandparents’ storytelling, she made the commitment to serving her people by writing their history. At the University of New Mexico, she became a Ford Foundation Doctoral Fellow; her dissertation was her long-dreamed of history of the Jicarilla Apache Tribe. As a professor at the University of Utah, she made a research trip to Washington, D.C. to learn about reservation energy resources; she became convinced that Indian tribes could become active players in the economy and not just caretakers of natural resources on what amounted to U.S. domestic colonies. Resigning her teaching position, she moved to Washington to establish Tiller Research and BowArrow Publishing. Since 1980 she has published, consulted and lectured widely on Indian economic issues, taking a role in the success of many tribal enterprises. Her Tillers Guide has since 1996 been the essential reference for Native economic development. Today she is active in her tribe’s cultural life, and her labor of love is teaching the Apache language to her grandchildren.

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Veronica Tiller, great -granddaughter of a chief, was born and raised on New Mexico’s Jicarilla Apache reservation. Learning from her grandparents’ storytelling of her tribe’s past, she made the commitment to write its history, which became her doctoral dissertation at the University of New Mexico. Teaching at the University of Utah, her research convinced her that Indian tribes could become active players in the economy, not just caretakers of natural resources. Resigning her teaching position, she established Tiller Research in 1980, publishing, consulting and lecturing on Indian economic issues. Today, she is known as “Indian Country’s Ambassador.” Her labor of love is teaching the Apache language to her grandchildren.

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Born and raised on New Mexico’s Jicarilla Apache reservation, Veronica Tiller learned of her people’s past from her grandparents’ storytelling, and her history of the Jicarilla tribe became her doctoral dissertation. When her research convinced her that Indian tribes could become active players in the American economy, she founded Tiller Research in 1980, producing Tillers Guide to Indian Country, the essential reference for Indian economic development, which has established her as “Indian Country’s Ambassador.”

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Author, lecturer, historian, and consultant to business, government and the tribes, Dr. Veronica Tiller, great-granddaughter of a Jicarilla Apache chief, is known as “Indian Country’s Ambassador.”

 

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