Rena Martin, MA

Senior Anthropologist/Owner




Mrs. Rena Martin is of the Naashashi Clan and is born for the Hooghan Lani Clan. Rena is from the Gallegos Wash Area of the Huerfano Chapter, which is located in the Eastern Navajo Agency.


Mrs. Martin began her career in anthropology in the 1970s as an archaeologist working on the Navajo Nation. She has held numerous positions within the Navajo Nation, Academic, and Private sectors which have allowed her to gain a keen insight into the innerworkings of the preservation of cultural resources both on and off Navajo lands. Rena received her Bachelors of Arts degree in Southwest Studies from Fort Lewis College in southern Colorado and her Masters of Arts from the University of New Mexico in American Studies in 1998. Mrs. Martin formed DCRM in 2002 and has guided the company to new heights in the following years.


Mrs. Martin enjoys working with and educating Navajo and tribal people on cultural and environmental issues related to cultural and environmental compliances. She also enjoys conducting ethnographic interviews for anthropological, scientific research, and educational studies. Mrs. Martin is vary familiar with sensitive cultural traditions and protocols, language barriers, translation problems and issues and the processes involved in remediating these issues.