Heidi Todacheene

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Government and Legislative Affairs Associate

Heidi Todacheene is from Farmington, N.M. and her clans are Bilagáana (Anglo), born for Táchii’nii (Red-Running-Into-The-Water) and her maternal grandfathers are Bilagáana and her paternal grandfathers are Honágháahnii (One-walks-around clan).

Previously, Todacheene earned her J.D. and Law of Indigenous People Certificate from the University of New Mexico School of Law. She graduated with Honors for her implementation of traditional peacemaking mediations and appellate work at the Southwest Indian Law Clinic (SILC).

She was selected by the Udall Foundation as a Congressional Intern at the U.S. Department of Justice where she clerked at the Office of Tribal Justice.

After obtaining her J.D., she worked with Tribal and Pueblo communities as an Advanced Management Analyst at the New Mexico Indian Affairs Department in Santa Fe before becoming an Associate Attorney at a civil law firm in Albuquerque. Todacheene currently serves as an Assistant Judge for the Southwest Intertribal Court of Appeals. Her portfolio includes Health and Education for the Navajo Nation.