Tom Goldtooth on Canada’s Tar Sands strip mining
Tom Goldtooth is executive director of the Indigenous Environmental Network, IEN.
Since the late 1980’s, Tom has been a leader in the environmental justice movement in North America addressing toxics and health, mining, energy, climate change, water, globalization, sustainable development, and indigenous rights issues. Tom works with indigenous peoples worldwide, and is one of the founders of the Durban Group for Climate Justice; co-founder of Climate Justice NOW!; a co-founder of the U.S. based Environmental Justice Climate Change initiative, and a member of the International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change at the United Nations.