2022 Articles

Amelia Flores – Former Tribal Librarian/Archivist

Say hello to Amelia Flores. She is Mohave and an enrolled member of the Colorado River Indian Tribes (CRIT). Education includes a B.S. Degree in Education NAU and a Masters in Linguistics from U of A. A former Tribal Librarian/Archivist she has volunteered her time serving on local, tribal, state committees, boards, and commissions in regards to libraries, archives, early childhood education, foster care, language revitalization, and the humanities.

Chairwoman Flores lives on the Colorado River Indian Reservation with her husband Mr. Neil Flores, Sr. and together they have three grown boys and ten grandchildren and one great-grandson with one on the way.

She has received many awards for her Library/Archives and Language work, and recently was recognized as 2021 Leader of the Year – Environment/Public Policy by the Arizona Capitol Times.

Appointed to the Arizona First Things First, Early Childhood Development and Health Board from 2018 – 2020. Colorado River Indian Tribes Tribal Councilwoman from 2013 to 2020; served as Tribal Council Secretary, two-year terms in 2013 – 2015 & 2017 – 2020. Serves as a Board Member of the Parker Unified School District #27 from 2011 to present, and 2021 Governor’s Water Augmentation Board. Elected in 2020 as the first Chairwoman for the Colorado River Indian Tribes.