NativesOutdoors is a brand & organization that advocates for Native people and communities in outdoor recreation and in the outdoor industry.
NativesOutdoors began as a social media project in March 2017 by Len Necefer (Diné) to highlight the stories and photos of Native people in outdoor recreation to address the lack of representation of indigenous people in the outdoor industry.
The organization has expanded to providing advisory and consulting services to the outdoor industry on topics within the intersection of tribes, public lands, and outdoor recreation.
NativesOutdoors is working directly with tribal governments, community organizations, and individuals on increasing access to outdoor recreation and connecting resources and opportunities within the outdoor industry.
Len Necefer, Ph.D. - Founder & Owner
Len is a member of the Navajo Nation and is from the Tachiinii and Naakai Dine’e Clans. He holds a Doctorate from Carnegie Mellon University’s Department of Engineering and Public Policy & a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kansas. In his free time he is an avid mountaineer, runner, cyclist, skier, and climber.