Pueblo Action Alliance is a Community driven Organization that promotes Cultural Sustainability by addressing Environmental and Social impacts in Indigenous Communities.
Reyes Devore: (Co-Director and Community Outreach Manager) is an enrolled member at Jemez Pueblo but also has lineage to Laguna Pueblo and the Dine Nation. She received her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Multicultural Education from Central New Mexico Community College. She is pursuing her degree in Sociology with a minor in Native American Studies. She previously worked with NAPPR (Native American Professional Parent Resources) for 2 years as a Home Visitor under their Early Head Start Program where she provided parent education on child development to help break cycles of trauma within families. She was one of the original co-founders of Pueblo Action Alliance. During the Standing Rock Movement she played a big role in continued fundraising for Pueblo Camp Water Protectors. She continues to actively organize events within the community to continue the conversation about Environmental Justice. Reyes has a son named Bryant who is in the 5th grade.
Julia Bernal: (Co-Director and Environmental Justice Manager) is an enrolled tribal member at Sandia Pueblo but is also from Taos Pueblo and the Yuchi-Creek Nation of Oklahoma. She has her BA in English and Literature from the University of Redlands. Currently, she is working towards her MA in Water Resources Policy Management at the University of New Mexico. In 2014 she obtained a Water Resources Technician Certification from the BIA through the Native American Water Corps. She previously worked with a non-profit organization, Earth Force, which is an environmental education program that empowers youth to identify environmental concerns in their communities and how to address them through problem solving and civic action; Julia plans on educating underprivileged youth on watersheds and water quality. Working with youth has motivated her commitment and passion for environmental activism. She joined Pueblo Action Alliance after meeting members at Pueblo Camp, Standing Rock in 2016.
Sheldon “MC Rhetorik” Tenorio: (Multimedia Manager) Sheldon, from Kewa Pueblo uses music as a tool to help others find voice and express themselves in a healthy, creative and positive way. Shedding light on the power of returning to ourselves, looking with in ourselves and how we can heal and reclaim our identities through writing, poetry, spoken word and Hip Hop. Furthering this healing and in turn strengthening first ourselves, then our peers, our families, and our communities; ultimately our people.