2021-22 Hozhoni Ambassador & First Attendant 

Hozhoni Ambassador

Denica Tafoya
Santa Domingo Pueblo
Major: Early Childhood Education

Denica Tafoya is originally from Santo Domingo Pueblo, New Mexico and is currently a junior at Fort Lewis College, studying Early Childhood Education. Tafoya is a strong advocate for language preservation and cultural identity, especially among the youth population. During her year as Hozhoni Ambassador, Denica hopes to provide resources and lead activities that will empower the next generation and build their sense of confidence and identity.  

First Attendant

Destiny Morgan
Diné (Navajo)
Major: Communication Design & Psychology
Minor: Marketing

Yá’át’ééh shik'èí dóó shidine'è áłtaháásiiłóó! shí éí Destiny Morgan yinishyé. Hello, my family, my people, everyone! My name is Destiny Morgan. I'm proudly representing the Navajo Nation. I am a Sophomore double majoring in communication design and psychology, with a minor in marketing. I am elated to be the newly titled 2021-22 First Attendant and representing Fort Lewis College! Be on the lookout for Hozhoni Ambassador, Denica Tafoya and I as we embark on this incredible journey! During my time as First Attendant, I hope to promote resiliency, being able to overcome or recover from past obstacles. By being resilient, we can be strong, stand with our student and faculty allies for the BIPOC community, especially overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic to succeed in our academics. By being First Attendant, I can show that being Afro-Indigenous is not a controversy, emphasizing black liberation and Indigenous sovereignty to the FLC community. By overcoming our obstacles, we as a community can become stronger and united.