Published on November 8, 2011 by Amy
Clayton Thomas-Muller, 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, Clayton began his work as a community organizer, working with Aboriginal youth. Clayton went on to achieve many accomplishments as a youth leader in the Aboriginal community. Over the years Clayton’s work has taken him to five continents across our Mother Earth. 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, Clayton is involved in many initiatives to support the building of an inclusive movement for Energy and Climate Justice. He serves as a board member of both the Global Justice Ecology Project and the Collective Heritage Institute (CHI), which hosts the annual Bioneers Conference in Marin, California.
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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, Clayton is the tar sands campaign organizer for the Indigenous Environmental Network. He works across Canada, Alaska and the lower 48 states with grassroots indigenous communities to defend against the sprawling infrastructure that includes pipelines, refineries and extraction associated with the tar sands, the largest and most destructive industrial development in the history of mankind. Clayton is a gifted poet and rap artist. He is happily married and is a proud father of two sons.
Birth Name: Clayton Thomas-Muller
Place of Birth: Mathais Colomb Cree Nation also known as Pukatawagan in Northern Manitoba, Canada
Date of Birth: unknown