|| Upcoming Interview: Clayton Thomas-Müller ||
“We know that the system is broken. It was designed that way. It was designed to
exploit, and we need a new economic paradigm, one that doesn’t sacrifice
communities at the altar of irresponsible economic policies for the benefit of the
privileged few.” @clayton_thomas_muller
Just three days ago, a total of 210,000 gallons of oil leaked Thursday from the #KeystonePipeline
in South Dakota. The irony and devastation is almost unbearable as we approach the one year anniversary of the police raids at #StandingRock
forcibly removing the Water Protectors on ‘Thanksgiving’ Day . .
We are so grateful for Water Protectors and those on the front lines guiding us to a just transition away from fossil fuel dependence. These are the conversations that fuel us, that satiate our deep hunger for wisdom and hopefulness; these are the conversations that battle our apathy, our hyper individualism and open a window to Indigenous cosmology and worldview. .
This week, join Ayana in conversation with organizer, facilitator, public speaker and writer on Indigenous rights and environmental & economic justice, Clayton Thomas-Müller. As a member of the Treaty #6
based Mathias Colomb Cree Nation also known as Pukatawagan located in Northern Manitoba, Canada, Clayton is the 'Stop it at the Source' campaigner with 350.org. .
For the last fifteen 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 their traditional territories 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.