13th Circle of Harmony HIV/AIDS Wellness Conference

Comprehensive Approaches to Healthier Communities

Sherri Willeto

Sherri Willet, Dine, is Tt'ogi (Zia Weaver clan), born for Kintichii'nii (Red House People clan). Her maternal grandfathers are Kinyaa'aanii (Towering House People clan) and her paternal grandfathers are Todichi'ii'nii (Bitter Water clan). She is originally from Torreon, New Mexico, currently residing in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Sherri is an HIV Prevention Specialist based from First Nations Community Health Source. Sherri graduated from Fort Lewis College with a Bachelor's in Sociology with a minor in Indigenous Studies. She leads the INSPIRE HIV Prevention program for Native women, which provides HIV testing, active referrals, and workshops called NA SISTER for Native women, that provide prevention education on sexual health, life skills and trauma. Sherri has been working within the HIV prevention field for over a year.

Advocacy work among Native communities is Sherri's lifework along with performance arts. When Sherri is not facilitating workshops, she is an aspiring singer. She hopes to remind and restore resiliency from her community work and music.