Yá’át’ééh!

Yá’át’ééh!

Yá’át’ééh means “hello” in Navajo. It’s hard to explain why I took the risk of moving across the country, to this unknown place, leaving behind everything and everyone I knew in Buffalo, NY, to live and work with complete strangers,…

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Exploring A New Culture

Exploring a New Culture

The most life-giving part of my experience so far is being able to experience and be welcomed and apart of the Navajo culture. I have been to so many different ceremonies, invited over to the homes of co-workers and friends…

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Dear MVC SMASE Volunteer

Dear MVC SMASE volunteer

Dear MVC SMASE volunteer, Throughout the 2017-2018 academic year, I had the privilege to care for adults living with a wide range of developmental disabilities at St. Michael’s Association for Special Education (SMASE), located in Window Rock, Arizona, on the…

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Living Unified

Living Unified

If you know me, you know that basketball is a huge part of my life. If you know me, you know its not because I play (because we all know that I am the un-athletic Rieker), but that it’s a…

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