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Nicole Horseherder (she/her/hers)

Executive Director Tó Nizhóní Ání (“Beautiful Water Speaking”)


Nicole Horseherder is Diné (Navajo) and executive director of Tó Nizhóní Ání (“Beautiful Water Speaking”), which works to protect the waters of Dinétah, her tribal homeland in the Black Mesa region (Dził Yijiin) of Navajo Nation. Nicole’s climate advocacy work has been widely featured on NPR, PBS, and elsewhere. In 2019, Nicole was recognized by Elle magazine as one of the world’s leading female voices in the fight against anthropogenic climate change and in 2021 Time magazine heralded her water rights advocacy on the behalf of her tribe. Nicole holds a masters of arts in linguistics from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Nicole has continued to follow the traditions of her people — traditions which inform her work as an activist. Being called upon to interpret technical information and data in Diné is a skill that Nicole is most proud of. More information about Nicole can be found here:
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