Photo by Sam Minkler
Photo by Sam Minkler

Klee Benally is a Diné (Navajo) musician, traditional dancer, artist, filmmaker, & Indigenous anarchist. He currently lives in Flagstaff, Arizona. Klee is originally from Black Mesa and has worked nearly all of his life at the front lines in struggles to protect Indigenous sacred lands. Klee provides strategic planning and direct action training with Indigenous Action Media. Klee helped establish Táala Hooghan Infoshop, Protect the Peaks, Outta Your Backpack Media, and volunteers with Haul No.

Klee has produced numerous documentaries and facilitated strategic
planning for Indigenous justice campaigns.
Has been an entertainer with Native American Music Award
winning rock group Blackfire & the internationally acclaimed
traditional dance group, The Jones Benally Family.

Organizational Experience:

  • Indigenous Action Media, founder 2001
    web & graphic design, workshops, writing
  • Outta Your Backpack Media, founder/director 2004
    volunteer coordination, mentorship, outreach, fundraising
  • Haul No!, founder/volunteer 2017
    outreach, event planning, advocacy
  • Clean Up The Mines, national coordinator 2014-2019
    event coordination, social media outreach, advocacy

Klee also does presentations, workshops and strategic planning. Read more about the workshops here.

Selected works/presentations


  • Greening the Revolution 2010
  • The Snowbowl Effect 2005
  • Power Lines 2016



  • Keynote, Prescott College 2013
  • Democracy Now! 2014
  • Keynote, CSUN 2016
  • Heard Museum, Confluence 2016
  • Konnected TV, Episode 13, 2017
  • Coconino Center for the Arts 2017

Web & Graphic design:

  • cleanupthemines.org
  • doodafracking.org
  • oybm.org
  • taalahooghan.org
  • protectthepeaks.org


  • Livable Community Award, Friends of Flagstaff’s Future 2010
  • Chomsky Award for Social Justice, Justice Studies Association 2018
  • Best Rock Recording, Native American Music Awards 2002
  • Record of the Year, Native American Music Awards 2008
  • Best Picture, Power Lines, Red Nation Film Festival 2016
  • Excellence in Storytelling, Flagstaff Viola Awards 2017