Lindsay Riggs

Lead Program Officer, Stewarding Native Lands


Lindsay is a citizen of the Navajo Nation (Diné) and joined the Stewarding Native Lands Program team at First Nations Development Institute in October 2023.

Lindsay’s previous experience includes working with and for tribal communities in academia, non-profits, and federal service. She has extensive experience in tribal relationship building, capacity building, project management, and facilitation. She is an alumna of the University of Arizona where she obtained both undergraduate and graduate degrees in Anthropology and American Indian Studies. Lindsay strongly believes that Native peoples – as the original caretakers of their homelands – possess the knowledge and values to sustainably manage all aspects that their communities hold important, including but not limited to, their culture, environment, and health/wellbeing.

In her free time, Lindsay enjoys exploring new places, going for jogs, swimming, and spending time with family and friends.