SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Museum of Indian Arts and Culture has hired a member of Oklahoma's Otoe-Missouria Tribe as its new director.
The museum announced the appointment of Della Warrior on Thursday. Her selection was the result of a national search.
Warrior served as president of the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe from 1998 through 2006. Under her leadership, the school received national accreditation for its two- and four-year academic degree programs.
She also was elected as the first female chairwoman of her tribe. She served as the tribe's CEO and implemented a tribal law and court system.
In 2007, Warrior was inducted into the Oklahoma Women's Hall of Fame.
She earned a master's degree in education from Harvard University and a bachelor's in sociology from Northeastern State University in Oklahoma.