Pathways to Sustainable Communities

Join Manitoba author and activist Clayton Thomas-Müller as he explores the question: what will it take for us to heal from colonization as a country?

Colonialism in Canada is at the heart of many of our most pressing issues, such as food insecurity, climate change and inequality. To solve these issues, we will have to heal the damage of colonization argues Thomas-Müller, whose 2021 memoir Life in the City of Dirty Water was a finalist in CBC’s Canada Reads 2022. In a multi-media keynote address, he will show how Indigenous communities have been harmed in the colonial pursuit of resource extraction and how a better future is not just possible, but necessary.

Doors open for Pathways to Sustainable Communities at 7:00 PM CST on Wednesday, February 22 with program starting at 7:30 PM. The event will also include a moderated audience Q&A session and a book signing opportunity.

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About the Speaker

Clayton Portrait.jpg (66 KB) Clayton Thomas-Müller is a member of the Treaty #6 based Mathias Colomb Cree Nation also known as Pukatawagan located in Northern Manitoba. He is a campaigner for, a global movement responding to the climate crisis. He has campaigned on behalf of Indigenous peoples around the world for more than 20 years, working with the Indigenous Environmental Network, Black Mesa Water Coalition, Global Justice Ecology Project, and Bioneers, among others. Clayton has led Indigenous delegations to lobby United Nations bodies, including the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, UN Earth Summit (Johannesburg, 2002 and Rio+20, 2012) and the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. He has coordinated and led delegations of Indigenous peoples to lobby government in Washington, DC, Ottawa, and the European Union (Strasbourg and Brussels).

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