Xiuhtezcatl Martinez: What Are We Fighting For? | Bioneers 2016
“Revolution is on the horizon, and youth are rising with the oceans to lead the movements that will shape our future”, says Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, a 16-year old Indigenous rapper, environmental activist (since age 6!) and the newest board member of Bioneers. He’s the award-winning Youth Director or Earth Guardians, a rapidly growing international organization of young activists, artists and musicians committed to protecting water, air, land and atmosphere. He organized many rallies, actions, demonstrations and events. He travels globally to speak about environmental and Indigenous issues, including at the United Nations with Robert Redford. He brings alive the unparalleled intergenerational movements emerging to save our planet, as youth globally join hearts and hands against some of the world’s most powerful industries to take a stand for the future and build resilient communities.
Introduction by Kenny Ausubel, Bioneers CEO and Founder.
This speech was given at the 2016 National Bioneers Conference.
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