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Mariah Ashley

NTAA Program Coordinator

Mariah Ashley is Diné, Tsí’naa’jíní (Black Streak Wood People clan), born for Ta’neeszahnii (Tangle People clan). Her roots are in Tsé’chil’tah, New Mexico. Mariah is an alumni of Northern Arizona University where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science with an emphasis in Geology. Her professional experience includes working alongside Indigenous communities, researchers, and organizers in the collective effort to combat climate change in their respective territories and beyond. She’s helped foster projects, facilitate discussions, fundraise, and assist in event coordination throughout the Navajo Nation. She continues to advocate for the health and land of her people on Dinétah.

Mariah is currently the Program Coordinator for the National Tribal Air Association. Much of her experience has taught her that change is slow, ever-evolving, and vital. Celebrating wins and accomplishments are very important, and to always have hope, sihasin. She cares tremendously for her family and all her relations; including Nahasdzáán Níhímá (Mother Earth), and all the plant medicines. She resides at the base of Dook’o’oosłííd, traditional Diné territories a.k.a. Flagstaff, AZ.

Email: mariah.ashley@nau.edu

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