Green Festival Speakers
ThomasMüller of the Mathais Colomb Cree Nation, also known as Pukatawagan in Northern Manitoba, Canada, is an activist for Indigenous rights and environmental justice. With his roots in the inner city of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, he began his work as a community organizer, working with Aboriginal youth.ThomasMüller went on to achieve many accomplishments as a youth leader in the Aboriginal community. Over the years his work has taken him to five continents. He has been on the front lines of stopping industrial society's assault on indigenous peoples lands to extract resources and to dump toxic wastes.Based out of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, ThomasMüller is involved in many initiatives to support the building of an inclusive movement for energy and climate justice. He serves as board chair of the Collective Heritage Institute (CHI), which hosts the annual Bioneers Conference in Marin, California. Currently, he is the tar sands campaign organizer for the Indigenous Environmental Network, working with grassroots indigenous communities to defend against the sprawling infrastructure that includes pipelines, refineries and extraction associated with the tar sands.Happily married and a proud father of two sons, ThomasMüller is also a gifted poet and rap artist.