Janene Yazzie (Diné), Southwest Regional Director for NDN Collective, is an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation. She has over 14 years of experience as a community organizer and human rights advocate working on the intersections of climate change, water security, food security, energy development, and nation building with indigenous communities in the US, Canada and Latin America. Working at the tribal, national, and international levels of governance, she has built expertise in advancing Indigenous Peoples rights through policy and facilitating rights-based approaches to development through systems and place-based solutions. She has a background in International Policy and Human Rights. She formerly represented International Indian Treaty Council as the co-convenor of the Indigenous Peoples Major Group (IPMG) for Sustainable Development which engages with the High-Level Political Forum on the Sustainable Development Goals. Prior to that she was the North America representative to the IPMG. Her advocacy is informed by her work addressing the legacy of uranium contamination and harms caused by nuclear industries in and around the Navajo Nation.