Treva Roanhorse was presented with a star quilt from Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. Treva with husband, Anselm Roanhorse
PANAMA CITY BEACH, FLORIDA– The Consortia of Administrators for Native American Rehabilitation Services, commonly referred to as CANAR, recognized the long-dedicated service of its outgoing president, Treva Roanhorse (Navajo) last night at the organization’s annual training conference in Panama City Beach, Florida.
CANAR is a national organization that serves as the official voice of Native American rehabilitation programs, which provided vocational rehabilitation services to American Indians and Alaska Natives with disabilities who residing on or near Federal or State reservations, Alaska Native villages, rancheros, and pueblos. CANAR has some 100 tribal vocational rehabilitation program members from throughout Indian Country.
Roanhorse has served as the president since the organization began 21 years ago in 1993. She decided against running for another term as president in this year’s election. She heads the vocational rehabilitation services department on the Navajo Nation in Window Rock, Arizona.
“Treva is the matriarch of CANAR, who has led the organization with great dignity,” said Randy Slikkers, executive director of CANAR, who praised Roanhorse for her long service as president.
On Wednesday evening, Roanhorse was presented with the Key to the City by Panama City, Florida Mayor Greg Brudnicki.
CANAR conference attendees registering
She will be succeeded as president of CANAR by Lyle Cook of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. Other officers elected are:Vice – President – Lanor Curole of the United Houma Nation Vocational Rehabilitation Program; Secretary – Celeste Hunt, Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, Lumbee Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Services. Peggy Venable, Lower Muskogee Vocational Rehabilitation Program – Job Training Programs was reelected CANAR’s treasurer.