Storytelling is a cornerstone tradition in our communities. For generations and across countries we have shared culture and history through cuentos, historias, refranes and dichos. Here we endeavor to share the importance of public lands, conservation and Latino leadership through the voices of advocates and change makers in the best way we know how – with their historias and sabiduria.

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez is an Indigenous environmental leader and Youth Director with Earth Guardians in Boulder, CO. 

Irma Munoz founded and leads Mujeres de la Tierra, an environmental justice organization empowering Women in Los Angeles, CA 

Jaime Gomez is an environmental educator and teacher at the Escuela Tlatelolco in Denver, CO

A. Paul Ortega is a renowed Mescalero Apache musician and Medicine Man in Las Cruces, NM

Stacie Gilmore is a White House Champion of Change award winner and Executive Director of Environmental Learning for Kids in Denver, CO

Dr. Marquez co-founded the International Centers for Appropriate Technology and Indigenous Sustainability. Las Cruces, N.M. 

Angel Peña is a cowboy, archaeologist and organizer with the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance in Las Cruces, NM. 

Marcos Trinidad, an award winning environmental educator is a Director at the Audubon Society’s Youth Environmental Stewards (YES) program in Los Angeles, CA

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