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Kendra Pinto


Kendra is a Diné woman from the Eastern Agency of the Navajo Nation. She earned a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Fort Lewis College. Kendra serves as the Secretary/Treasurer for Diné C.A.R.E.’s Board of Directors. She is a certified Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) Thermographer and works with the organization Earthworks to document the harm and injustices imposed on frontline communities by industrial extraction. Her experience includes community education, outreach and public speaking. Kendra continues to monitor the air within and near her homelands in the Greater Chaco Region. Kendra advocates for clean air and water in a rural area increasingly targeted for oil and gas extraction, by regularly engaging with state and federal regulatory agencies. She is a member of the Counselor Citizens Health Impact Assessment Committee, and she is featured in the documentary Our Story: The Indigenous led-fight to protect Greater Chaco. 

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