Clayton Thomas-Muller

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Clayton Thomas-Muller "of the Mathais Colomb Cree Nation in Northern Manitoba, Canada, is an activist for Indigenous self-determination and environmental justice. He is the Oil Campaign Organizer for the Indigenous Environmental Network. He works across Alaska, Canada, and the lower 48 states of the U.S. with grassroots indigenous communities to defend the sacredness of mother earth against transnational oil corporations. Clayton finds many ways to contribute to the movement of his peoples. For his efforts, Clayton has been recognized by the prestigious Utne magazine as one of the “Top 30 Under 30” activists in the United States." [1]

"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, Clayton is an organizer for the Defenders of the Land and Idle No More, as well as a co-director of the Indigenous Tar Sands (ITS) Campaign of the Polaris Institute. Clayton is involved in many initiatives to support the building of an inclusive global movement 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.Clayton has traveled extensively domestically and internationally, having led Indigenous delegations to lobby United Nations bodies, including the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, UN Earth Summit (Johannesburg, South Africa 2002 and Rio+20, Brazil 2012) and the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. Clayton has coordinated and led delegations of First Nations, Native American, and Alaska Native elected and grassroots leadership to lobby government in Washington DC; Ottawa, Canada; and the European Union (Strasbourg and Brussels).He has been recognized by Utne Magazine as one of the top 30 under 30 activists in the United States and by Yes Magazine as a Climate Hero. 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. "

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  1. Directors, Bioneers, accessed August 24, 2009.
  2. Global Justice Ecology Project People, organizational web page, accessed November 30, 2014.