Adella Begaye

“Some hardships in life can be met through strong will and hard work. As a Navajo, I think of the many thousands of families on our reservation in New Mexico and Arizona who’ve long lived without access to electricity service or running water, and still do.”

Adella Begaye began working as a nurse and health care translator for the Navajo people over 25 years ago. Since then, she has assumed a leadership position within Diné CARE, an organization that specializes in protecting landscapes that have been damaged by the extractive actions of private companies and various governments. Her leadership has aided projects that combat deforestation and overharvesting, by instead looking at sustainable energy resources for the Diné people.
Native American / Indigenous / Diné / Navajo  
DISCIPLINE Healthcare / Landscape / President of Diné Citizens Against Ruining our Environment