Wendsler Nosie Sr. Gets Rose Braz Award for Bold Activism
The Center has awarded its first annual "Rose Braz Award for Bold Activism" to Wendsler Nosie Sr., a former chairman and councilman of the San Carlos Apache Tribe. An elder, spiritual leader and activist, he has fought for decades for American Indian rights and tribal sovereignty, protection of sacred places and religious freedom.
Rose Braz dedicated her life to strengthening ties between environmental, social-justice, labor and faith organizations. Before joining the Center to lead our climate work, she was a renowned human-liberation activist working to abolish the prison-industrial complex.
"Rose always encouraged us to be bold and fight for what's right and true," said Kierán Suckling, the Center's executive director. "She never backed down from a daunting challenge. Wendsler perfectly embodies that spirit."
Read more in our press release.