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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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The Unknown

A year of service. Eleven months, seven students, four new roommates, one Native American reservation, zero familiar faces, and thousands of miles away from home - that’s what I signed up for. I signed up for the unknown, the unfamiliar,…

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Settling In To Navajo Nation

It’s odd to think that in a timespan of just more than three months, I’ve been able to settle into a place almost 2,000 miles away from home and feel as if the town is where my home has really always been.…

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5 Rules for Life on the Rez

Here are my five pieces of advice for future volunteers serving on the Navajo Reservation in St. Michaels, Arizona. 1. Don’t drive on the dirt roads for at least three days after it rains.              …

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