Erla Sagg is an intern with the National American Indian Housing Coucil. Erla is a member of the Native American Political Leadership Program, and a student at The University of New Mexico. She represents the Ta’neeszahnii (Tangle clan) from the Big Mountain and Hard Rock area of the Navajo Nation. She is born for the Bitahnii (Folded arms clan). Her maternal grandfathers are of the Naakai Dine’e (wandering people) and her paternal grandfather’s are the Ashihii (Salt clan). Erla is a descendant of great grandparents: Con Shepard and Asdzaa Tulli (Light complexion Woman). She was raised by her grandparents, who relocated from their original homelands due to the Navajo and Hopi Relocation Act in 1974. Erla is the 4th generation of her family to attend college/university. She has completed an AS, and LPN at Utah State University. In another year, I will have completed a BA in Native American Studies with a Leadership and Building Native Nations concentration from The University of New Mexico. She plans on pursuing a career in Law, and focusing on tribal governance.