Indigenous Peoples Advisory Council

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About Us

Established in 2001. IPAC serves as a liaison between Native American & Indigenous communities  and Coconino County government through collaboration with elected leaders and community members. 

Roles & Services

The council reviews and makes recommendations to the board concerning existing and proposed city, county, state, federal, and tribal legislation affecting Native Americans. The council examines and assists in planning policies in the areas of employment, education, housing, health services, community services, the justice system, recreation, and land development as they affect or relate to Native American tribal members. The council promotes cultural and historical activities and events related to Native Americans and recommends and reports findings from studies regarding the current needs of Native Americans to the Board of Supervisors. It also hosts community forums to educate the community about Native American issues and concerns.


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  1. Diana Cudeii
  2. Sharon Doctor
  3. Dorothy Denetsosie Gishie
  4. Sarah Hunter
  5. Dr. Juliette Roddy
  6. Tallerita Tunney Rogers
  7. Steven L. Smith
  8. Rose Toehe


The council is composed of volunteer members appointed by the Board of Supervisors. Members must reside in Coconino County. Members should also have an interest in and knowledge of issues and concerns of importance to Indigenous Peoples and Native Americans residing in Coconino County. One does not need to be an Indigenous person or Native American to be a member. Member terms are 4 years and there is no term limit.

Interested? Apply to join IPAC today!


Susie Garretson, Diversity Council Coordinator or 928-679-7135


Meetings & Agendas (click to access)
  • 5:30pm pm on the fourth Wednesday of each month
  • *Meetings are held virtually at this time*
  • Join on your computer or smart phone. Click here to join the meeting Or call in (audio only) +1 623-473-9267,,543216104# 
  • Date and location subject to change. Call (928) 679-7135 to verify meeting before attending.


Click here for our most recent IPAC report