Christina Haswood is a member of the Navajo Nation and her clans are Tódich'ii'nii, Dibéłzhíní, Naasht'ézhi Tábąąhá and Kinyaa'áanii. She was born and raised in Lawrence, Kansas, but is originally from Inscription House, Arizona, on the Navajo Nation. Her education started at Haskell Indian Nations University where she earned an A.S. degree in community health, Arizona State University where she earned a B.S. in public health, and the University of Kansas Medical Center where she earned a M.P.H. in management. Her public health experience has ranged from the southwest and Midwest to the East Coast, she worked in Washington, D.C., with federal nonprofits for Urban Indian health and advocated to Congress on public health issues. In November, 2020, she was elected to the Kansas House of Representatives from District 10, which covers southeast Douglas County into Baldwin City.
The Kansas Reflector welcomes opinion pieces from writers who share our goal of widening the conversation about how public policies affect the day-to-day lives of people throughout our state. Rep. Christina Haswood (D-Lawrence) represents District 10 in the Kansas House. Kansas is home to Indigenous peoples of the Arapaho, Cheyenne, Comanche, Jiwere, Kaw/Kansa, Kickapoo, Kiowa, […]