13th Circle of Harmony HIV/AIDS Wellness Conference

Comprehensive Approaches to Healthier Communities

Hannabah Blue

Hannabah Blue is Diné (Navajo), originally from Kirtland, New Mexico. Her clans are the Red Bottom Clan, born for Bilagaana (Anglo), her maternal grandparents' clan is the Tangle People Clan, and her paternal grandparents are also Bilagaana. Hannabah is passionate about working on race and social justice issues in health, particularly those affecting Queer People of Color, and Native and Indigenous communities. She is a co-founder for the Sing Our Rivers Red initiative, focusing on raising awareness about Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women in the United States and Canada. Currently, she is a consultant at the John Snow, Inc. in Denver, CO. Previously, she was a Capacity Building Assistance Specialist at the National Native American AIDS Prevention Center, where she coordinated technical assistance and evention interventions targeting Native women for over 3 years. She has an undergraduate degree in Broadcast Journalism, and Gender and Sexuality Studies from New York University, and a Maternal and Child Health Graduate Certificate focusing on Native women through the University of Arizona. She recently earned a Master of Science degree from the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard School of Public Health, with concentrations in women, gender, and maternal and child health. Hannabah also proudly serves on the Board of Directors of Café Cultura, a non-profit organization located in Denver, Colorado that promotes creative expression and leadership among Indigenous and Latino youth through oral traditions of storytelling, spoken word and poetry.