Amber N. Benally

Rising Leaders Program Associate

Amber Benally - favorites

Colorado Plateau Favorites
  • Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Dinosaur tracks outside of Tuba City
  • Animas River in Durango
  • Farmlands at the Hopi Village of Hotevilla, Arizona
Things I Love
  • Summer days spent fishing
  • Finding great Mexican food
  • Fair season on the Navajo Nation
  • A great playlist on an adventurous road trip
Life-Changing Books
  • The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
  • The "Harry Potter" series by J.K. Rowling
  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  • Custer Died for Your Sins by Vine Deloria Jr.

Amber's Blog


This year, we took to Zoom for LeaderShift, an environmental advocacy training program for young leaders.

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Navajo farmer Rose Williams makes the case for putting down your phone and working your hands in the soil.

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An interview with Navajo farmer Ronalda Thomas about traditional farming and cultural connections.

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