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Roman G. Orona

Roman G. Orona

Roman Orona (Chiricahua and Lipan Apache/Yaqui), has worked in natural resource management and compliance with various tribal nations for over 18 years. He has served as an Environmental and Cultural Outreach Assistant-Blackhawk Native American Extension (Chicago, IL), Field Director- Earth Conservation Corps/Salmon Corps Program (Portland, OR), Deputy Director-Earth Conservation Corps/Salmon Corps Program (Portland, OR), Environmental Specialist (Gila River Indian Community), Environmental Engineer (Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community), Environmental Manager (Ak-Chin Indian Community) and Environmental Director (Ak-Chin Indian Community). He holds a B.S. in Biology and Civil Engineering. Mr. Orona’s career focus has been on short and long range environmental and conservation planning, development and implementations work focusing on a wide range of inter-related projects. His involvement includes impact studies, analysis, evaluations, inspections, enforcement, policy reviews, policy development, project development and mangement, mitigation processes, management, supervision, fiscal processes, grant writer (raising over $2.5 million), community education, and liaison to maintain effective working relationships with the various stakeholders. Roman is also a nationally and internationally acclaimed Native American performer and lecturer and continues to travel both performing and educating the public on Native American issues and culture.

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