Burrell Jones is a member of the Diné (Navajo Nation). He was raised and continues to reside in the Grandfalls region located in the southwest region of Dinétah (Navajo homeland).
Burrell attended the Northern Arizona University (NAU) where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Indigenous Studies and Political Science. He went on to complete his graduate degree with a Masters of Public Administration at NAU.
While earning his graduate degree, Burrell worked with nonprofits in Arizona and New Mexico helping local Diné communities. Majority of his work contributed to food sovereignty, youth development, water rights, and improving the socioeconomic conditions in Diné communities.
Burrell continues to carry on the traditions of growing heirloom seeds, raising livestock, and being a silversmithing artist.