Holly Barton

University of Arizona

  • University of Arizona

Ma’ii deeshgiizhinii (Coyote Pass People)
Tabaaha (Water’s Edge People)
Tachii’nii (Red Running into the Water People)
Todich’ii’nii (Bitter Water People)

Holly is a Masters student in Planning at the University of Arizona and is a part of the SBAR Graduate Fellow 2018 Cohort. She grew up on a small ranch in Dilkon, Arizona, located in the southwestern region of the Navajo Nation. Her knowledge stems from her cultural identity and Dine’ fundamental principles like “Hozho” (Navajo for “harmony”) and “K’e” (Navajo for “kinship”) that provided a greater understanding of the complex relationship shared between people and nature. It is her personal and professional goal to assist indigenous peoples locally and globally with decision making on planning for the future with an emphasis on sustainability, conserving natural resources and improving communities.