ALL RELATIONS UNITED BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CHIEF OFFICER/DIRECTOR: BRYAN BREWER - Oglala Lakota from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Bryan is a Vietnam Combat veteran who served in the U.S. Navy Seabees, earning a Purple Heart. He is also a past Tribal President and founder of the Lakota Nation Invitational. Bryan also taught Lakota Culture at Pine Ridge schools, was a coach, athletic director, principle and dean of students. He is a past president and current board member of the Oglala Lakota County School District .
MANAGING DIRECTOR: LORELEI HORSE STANDS WAITING - Indigenous Roma and certified ESL teacher who has taught indigenous students from around the world. She devotes much of her time to supporting and assisting veterans, as well as working with indigenous asylum seekers from Central America seeking refuge in the United States. Lorelei worked at domestic abuse and homeless shelters in New Mexico and South Dakota, encountering many of the issues that All Relations United is addressing in our programs.
BILL MEANS - Oglala Lakota from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Founder of the International Indian Treaty Council and President of the Board. During his 9 years as Executive Director, he was responsible for the establishment of a system for documenting human rights violations against Indians. He is Co-founder of the U.N. Working Group on Indigenous Populations and an expert on U.S. & Indian Treaty relations.
RODOLFO MOLINO jR. - Apache/Mexican, "Rudy" is a Vietnam Combat Veteran who earned a Silver Star saving the life of his squadron commander in the Battle of Mai Loc in Vietnam. Rudy also had a career in the U.S. Border Patrol/INS (Immigration Naturalization Service). He lives in El Paso, Texas and travels to Juarez to meet with our deported veterans. He is currently sponsoring a veteran for Humanitarian Parole to the U.S.
JOSE FRANCISCO LOPEZ- Mexican/Indigenous American Vietnam war veteran who was deported from the United States. He is currently living in Juarez, Mexico and is director of the Deported Veteran's Support House-Juarez Bunker. Despite his service to our country, Francisco was deported 17 years ago and struggles to survive in Juarez where despite his own challenges, he is assisting veterans with temporary housing and food. He is also advocating for other deported veterans to be allowed to return home.
Y-DUEN BUONDOP- Indigenous Dega/ Montegnaard from the Central Highlands of Vietnam is in exile from his homeland and currently resides in the United States. He is head of the International Dega Church Organization and is a strong advocate in Washington DC and to the Vietnamese government to bring awareness to human rights abuses including loss of land, food scarcity and food sovereignty, and the continued genocide of the Dega/Montegnaards people in Vietnam.
RAUL RODRIGUEZ- Apache/Mexican, Raul is a Navy Veteran who also served nearly 20 years as a Customs and Border Protection officer in the Rio Grande Valley. After discovering that he was not actually born in the U.S. (which he had no knowledge of), he is now at risk of deportation himself. Raul was deployed five times in the Navy and received the nation's highest award in Washington DC for his service.
IVAN OCON - Iraqui Operation Freedom Veteran deported to Mexico for six years. Ivan's case was won by Yale Law School and he crossed the International border from Juarez, Mexico to El Paso, Texas on July 5th, 2022. On July 7th he received his U.S. citizenship and returned home to Las Cruces, New Mexico. Ivan is Operations Director of the Deported Veterans Support House Juarez Bunker.
ABDULHADI AL ATIQ - Banu Yam Indigenous Tribe. Student President of Industrial Engineering at New Mexico State University. He hosts a summer "Dreamkeepers" camp for Native American students from schools across New Mexico. Through Industrial Engineering, he is "doing something different out of our village" to create a better future for all.
SCOTT ROBERTSON - Iroquois and Pueblo Native living in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He supports and maintains traditional Native healing and cultural practices. He has experience working with traumatized youth using the sweat lodge as treatment. He worked for the Family Addiction Treatment Center in Las Cruces, New Mexico and the Sexual Assault Unit in El Paso.
TRIA BLUE WAKPA - Native, Itazipcho member. Teaches interdisciplinary and community-engaged courses at public, private, tribal, and carceral institutions including UC Berkeley, San Diego State University, University of San Francisco, Sinte Gleska University, and San Quentin State Prison. She received her Ph.D. and M.A. in ethnic studies from UC Berkeley and an M.F.A. in creative writing from San Diego State University.