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Nicole Horseherder has been named a recipient of the 28th Heinz Awards, given in memory of U.S. Senator John Heinz to recognize excellence and achievement in the Arts, Economy and the Environment. Nicole has received the Heinz Award in the category of Environment, for her leadership in energy justice work to protect the water, air and landscapes of the Navajo Nation. She is co-founder and executive director of the nonprofit Tó Nizhóní Ání, which works to protect the aquifers, streams, and land of Black Mesa, Arizona, and to bring power back to Indigenous communities suffering the environmental effects of decades of coal extraction and industry waste. A valued partner of JTF, Tó Nizhóní Ání, is a JTF grantee. Congratulations, Nicole!

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