Shandiin Nez

Shí éí Shandiin Nizhoni Nez yinishyé Hashł’ishnii nishłį́ Naashaashi bashishchiin Táchii’nii dashicheii Kinyaa’áanii dashinalí. My name is Shandiin, I am Mud clan, born for Bear clan originating from Toadlena, NM. My work in conservation started in 2013 as a crew member then a crew leader and in the following years I worked with different programs in Colorado, New Mexico and Washington. I have worked on trails for much of my conservation experience and dabbled in dry stone masonry. While working in the private sector, there was a lack of community and indigenous involvement. Time and time again, the sacred geography of Dinetah called me back to the stronghold, ultimately leading myself to the Diné Program Coordinator, then Program Manager, and now Associate Director position in Ancestral Lands Navajo office.