Nancy C. Maryboy is the President and Founder of the Indigenous Education Institute whose mission is preserving, protecting, and applying Indigenous knowledge. She is also President of Wohali Productions, Inc., consulting in areas of Indigenous science, Indigenous astronomy, Native American education, curriculum development, film making, and strategic planning. She is Navajo and Cherokee and comes from a family of traditional and medical healers from the northern Navajo Reservation. She is currently working to develop Indigenous astronomy educational materials with NASA HEAT (Heliophysics Education Activation Team), NASA Parker Solar Probe and EZIE missions at Johns Hopkins University, and science museums internationally. She is Affiliate Professor at the University of Washington, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences and Principal and Co-Investigator on multiple NSF projects. She was a student, faculty member, and administrator at Diné College, the Navajo Tribal College, for 13 years. She has a Ph.D. in Indigenous Science with a concentration in Indigenous Education and Application of Traditional Knowledge from the California Institute for Integral Studies in San Francisco, CA. She is a recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries and Museums (ATALM).
David Begay is member of the Navajo Nation and of Pueblo background. He received his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Arizona, Tucson, in Political Science with a concentration in Policy Analysis and Indian Policy and Law Studies. He has a Ph.D. in Indigenous Science with a concentration in Indigenous Education and Application of Traditional Knowledge from the California Institute for Integral Studies in San Francisco, CA. David is Associate Professor at the University of New Mexico, College of Pharmacy, Community Environmental Health Program. He is Vice President of the Indigenous Education Institute, Friday Harbor, WA, and works with NASA and museums worldwide to develop Indigenous astronomy educational resources. As a native Diné speaker, he is renowned for his traditional knowledge and language. He is a member of the Dine’ Hatallii (Spiritual and Herbal Healers) Association and has been raised in the Navajo Nation with the deep cultural knowledge, traditions, and the language of his people.