2019 Conference

Lyla June

2019 Awardee

Lyla June, PhD, is a poet, musician, human ecologist, public speaker, and community organizer of Diné (Navajo), Tsétsêhéstâhese (Cheyenne) and European lineages. She is a co-founder of The Taos Peace and Reconciliation Council, which works to heal intergenerational trauma and ethnic division in the northern New Mexico. She is also the founder of Regeneration Festival, an annual celebration of children that occurs in 13 countries around the world every September.

She graduated with honors from Stanford University with a degree in Environmental Anthropology, holds a masters degree from the University of New Mexico with a concentration in American Indian Education, and has recently earned her PhD from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

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