Roberto Nutlouis

Organization: Nihikeya

Roberto is Dine (Navajo) from the community of Pinon, AZ. He is of the Todichinii (Bitter Water) clan, born for To' Tsoni (Big Water) clan. Roberto has been active for many years on Environmental Justice, Climate Justice, Just Transition and Food Sovereignty work on the Navajo Nation. He received his Bachelor of Science in Applied Indigenous Studies from Northern Arizona University (NAU) in 2005. Roberto Nutlouis currently serves as the Executive Director for Nihikeya, an organization focused on building regenerative ecological foot print utilizing Indigenous Dine knowledge and ancestorial wisdom. His role is to organize and develop appropriate programs for local Dine communities to enhance the traditional lifeways that still exist on Dzil Yijiin (Black Mesa). He also developed an Agroecology Community Farm utilizing Dine alluvial farming, rain water harvesting techniques and edible landscapes as a way to show how food and water security can be achieved while healing the landscapes and the people. The farm also serves as a learning space, community organizing, work training, ceremonies and celebration.

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