Hazel Dayish, of Shiprock; Tina Deschenie, of Farmington; and Rena G. Martin, of Bloomfield, will receive the Outstanding New Mexico Women Award on May 2 at a ceremony in Albuquerque.
...Martin, an archaeologist and owner of Dinetahdoo Cultural Resources Management, also counts the study of native heritage among her assets. She
conducts archaeological and ethnographic surveys for construction projects on the Navajo Nation or nearby federal land.
"At the time of her
, like so many other mothers, is anxiously awaiting the return of her
younger son from military service in Iraq," her
also was one of the first American Indian anthropologists and wrote her
master's thesis on Navajo women as bearers of tradition.