WINDOW ROCK, Navajo Nation — In his first week in office, Navajo Nation President Buu Nygren recognized Walking the Healing Path Founder John Tsosie for his dedication to healing domestic violence and building critical public and private partnerships for the people of the Navajo Nation. President Nygren appointed Tsosie on Tuesday to the role of executive staff assistant focused on coordination and advocacy.
As a staff member of the Office of the President and Vice President, Mr. John Tsosie will provide critical experience and knowledge in advocacy and awareness of domestic and sexual violence against women and children on the Navajo Nation.
Tsosie’s personal experiences in childhood, which continued into adulthood, are part of the story he shares on his path towards healing.
“We have so much ground to cover when it comes to ending domestic violence and abuse on the Navajo Nation,” said President Nygren.
Tsosie’s awareness walks, which total over 2,500 miles, laid the foundation for his advocacy work. With his appointment, President Nygren has committed his close support to raising the level of coordination on the issues facing domestic violence victims and survivors.
This is one of the first actions President Nygren has issued in office as part of the larger goal of addressing the epidemic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous People.