Native American climate justice activist Clayton Thomas-Muller presents "Tar Sands, Unconventional Oil and Pipelines: Indigenous Resistance and Struggles for Sovereignty in North America," a talk about a social movement led by Indigenous Peoples to defend against encroachments by oil extraction, pipelines and refineries; protect Earth’s air, land and water; and honor Indigenous sovereignty.
This event is free and open to the public. Presented by Goddard College's BA in Sustainability and Undergraduate Program at Plainfield, Vt. Please RSVP below.
Clayton Thomas-Muller, recognized as one of the “Top 30 Under 30 Activists” in the United States by Utne magazine and as a “Climate Hero 2009” by Yes! magazine will talk about the organization of grassroots Indigenous Peoples to defend against the encroachment of the fossil fuel industry and efforts to build an inclusive global movement for energy and climate justice.
Clayton Thomas-Muller is a member of the Mathias Colomb Cree Nation also known as Pukatawagan in Northern Manitoba, Canada. Based out of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Clayton is the co-director of the Indigenous Tar Sands (ITS) Campaign as well as a volunteer organizer with the Defenders of the Land - Idle No More national campaign known as Sovereignty Summer.
Clayton is involved in many initiatives to support the building of an inclusive movement globally for energy and climate justice. He serves on the board of the Global Justice Ecology Project, Canadian based Raven Trust and Navajo Nation based, Black Mesa Water Coalition. He has been recognized by Utne magazine as one of the top 30 under 30 activists in the United States and as a "Climate Hero 2009" by Yes magazine. For the last eleven years he has campaigned across Canada, Alaska and the lower 48 states organizing in hundreds of First Nations, Alaska Native and Native American communities in support of grassroots Indigenous Peoples to defend against the encroachment of the fossil fuel industry. This has included a special focus on the sprawling infrastructure of pipelines, refineries and extraction associated with the Canadian tar sands.
Questions about this event can be directed to 802.322.1666.