Stefanie Tsosie


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Stefanie Tsosie joined Earthjustice in August 2015.

She comes to the Tribal Partnerships Program and the Northwest office from the Navajo Nation. Stefanie graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 2015, and from Stanford University in 2009. During law school, she interned for the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty and the Southern Poverty Law Center. Before law school, Stephanie worked in the non-profit and education world in Denver, CO.

Outside of work, she enjoys reading, writing, and playing pool. And doing any and everything with her dog, Blue Boy.

The Latest from Stefanie Tsosie

April 8, 2024

In the News: Public News Service

Tribal interests remain at heart of opposition to Great Lakes oil pipeline

"The Bad River Band is already at a risk of an oil spill because the pipeline is going directly through their reservation. And the re-route, if you look at the map, it's basically hugging the reservation boundaries."
March 8, 2024

In the News: The Detroit Metro Times

Tribes urge U.S. to weigh in on Line 5 case as appeal sits in court

“It’s a band-aid for an aging pipeline. The risk of an oil spill will still exist in the Bad River watershed. And instead of moving it out of the watershed, [Enbridge moves] it upstream of the reservation. So now the entire reservation would be subject to an oil spill.”
July 7, 2023

In the News: Wisconsin Examiner

Tribal leaders, environmental advocates decry Enbridge appeal of Line 5 ruling

“Enbridge’s appeal — like their proposal to re-route the pipeline — is just a misguided attempt to keep the oil and their profits flowing at the expense of the Band and everyone else who relies on the Great Lakes. Hundreds of wetlands and waterways in this unique ecosystem would be impacted by the reroute project, which only moves the threat of an oil spill further upstream from its current path. The only serious solution is to shut down and decommission Line 5.”
June 23, 2023

In the News: Wisconsin Public Radio

Menominee Site Receives National Historic Designation as Company Seeks to Mine for Gold

"The Menominee tribe has been pushing for this listing regardless of whether there's a mine there."
November 17, 2022

In the News: Michigan Radio

Possible national historic site designation for Menominee lands angers UP lawmakers

“The Menominee Tribes have been working on this process for many, many years. There are cultural, historical, and spiritual sites within this area.”