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Melina Laboucan-Massimo

Melina Laboucan-Massimo is Lubicon Cree First Nation from Northern Alberta, Canada. She has worked on social, environmental and climate justice issues for the past 15 years. Currently a Fellow at the David Suzuki Foundation, Melina’s research is focused on Climate Change, Indigenous Knowledge and Renewable Energy. Melina holds a master’s degree in Indigenous Governance at the University of Victoria with a focus on Renewable Energy in First Nation communities.

Facing firsthand impacts of the Alberta tar sands in her traditional territory, Melina has been a vocal advocate for Indigenous rights. For over a decade, Melina worked as a Climate and Energy Campaigner with Greenpeace Canada and the Indigenous Environmental Network internationally.

She has written for a variety of publications and produced short documentaries on the tar sands, climate change, water issues and Indigenous cultural revitalization. Melina has studied, campaigned and worked in Brazil, Australia, Mexico, Canada and across Europe focusing on resource extraction, climate change impacts, media literacy and Indigenous rights & responsibilities.

Melina also works on the issue of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women in Canada after the suspicious death of her sister Bella whose case still remains unsolved. Melina currently serves on the boards of Seeding Sovereignty and NDN as well as the executive steering committees of the Indigenous Clean Energy Network and Indigenous Climate Action.

Events with Melina Laboucan-Massimo

Liberation Series: Live Online Programs with Hollyhock & Kripalu
November 13, 2020

NEXT SESSIONS Create to Liberate January 26, 2021 With Khari Wendell McClelland & Rebekka Goldsmith Creativity is not reserved for the professional artist. Creativity is a means to meeting our individual and collective challenges, finding new and richer  forms of self expression, and cultivating joy. It can also be an incredible tool for group cohesion and community building.  Khari and Rebekka will be working with nature, the arts, the role of power, and imaginative play as they lift up themes from the monthly weekend intensives. Expand your individual and collective creativity to live a more meaningful, just, joyful, and inter-connected…