Georgeie is a long-time, loyal member of SAIGE and an advocate for Tribal sovereignty. In past years she has been a presenter at the annual SAIGE National Training Program, and, for the last five years, she’s been a part of the Planning Committee, helping to prepare for the annual National Training Program each June. She has embraced each task assigned with enthusiasm and considers herself a team player.
Dr. Reynolds founded the Tribal Nations Program for the US Army Corps of Engineers in 2003, reaching more tribal members and employees each year. Her greatest accomplishment was the development of a two-day training program for the Corps entitled Consulting with Tribal Nations. The two-day course, held around the country, featured representatives of local Tribes who spoke about their concerns and issues without interruption. The hosting Corps office included specialized topics, such as Relocated Tribes. Nineteen sessions were taught prior to her retirement in 2014. The program continues.
Georgeie is ready, willing, and able to educate and enlighten non-Indian people like herself about Tribal rights whenever the opportunity or need arises, which it often does. She hopes to continue working on the Planning Committee as a Board Member, try her hand to continue perfecting grant writing and management, and to undertake anything the Board suggests.
She is now a consultant in cross-cultural communication and Tribal rights, lives in Portland, Oregon with her cat, Puddin’, and writes about her experiences in Alaska. Georgeie holds a PhD in Anthropology.