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Jade Begay

Director of Policy and Advocacy, NDN Collective


(She/her) Jade Begay, Diné and Tesuque Pueblo, is an Indigenous rights and climate policy expert, organizer, and filmmaker. Jade has partnered with Indigenous organizations and Tribal Nations from the Arctic to the Amazon to develop strategies, create stories, and build campaigns to mobilize engagement and impact around issues like climate change, Indigenous self-determination, and environmental justice. Jade is the director of policy and advocacy at NDN Collective and serves on the board of Amazon Watch and Native Conservancy. In 2021, Jade was appointed by President Biden to serve on the first-ever White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council.
Jade Begay