Keynote Speaker

           Meet this Year's Keynote Speaker: Lance Tsosie

Lance Tsosie


 Join us on Tuesday, September 21st for Lance's Keynote Address: Indigenous Knowledge and Indigenous Futurism

We all have been impacted by colonization and it has influenced our relationships with one another and with nature. It is time to revisit our ancestral roots to develop a path to a more prosperous future.

Born and raised on the Navajo Nation, Lance grew up immersed in his ancestral tradition, culture, and with a deep connection to nature. He grew up herding his grandmother’s goats, riding horses, and exploring the canyonlands surrounding his home – it was here where his sense of wonder grew. Lance received a B.A. from the University of Denver in Political Science and a minor in International Studies, he is an active member of the Denver Native American community, and a strong advocate for social justice. He has professional experience with college access and success programs for underserved communities and is currently the Brother to Brother Coordinator at the MSU Denver Center for Multicultural Engagement and Inclusion. He believes so passionately in the power of the outdoors and how it can widen the scope of possibilities for youth. On his personal time, Lance enjoys bouldering, trail running, backpacking, fitness challenges, camping, and everything Colorado.