Tom is Dine’ and Dakota and lives in Minnesota. Since the late 1980’s, Tom has been involved with environmental related issues and programs working within tribal governments in developing indigenous-based environmental protection infrastructures. Tom works with indigenous peoples worldwide. Tom is known as one of the environmental justice movement grassroots leaders in North America addressing toxics and health, mining, energy, climate, water, globalization, sustainable development and indigenous rights issues. Tom 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 that operates as the indigenous caucus within the United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change. Tom is a policy adviser to indigenous communities on environmental protection and more recently on climate policy focusing on mitigation, adaptation and concerns of false solutions.
brigade canton Caribbean Charlottesville cja climate climate justice Climate Justice Alliance Climate Justice Alliance is Born Climate Justice Youth Summit DACA Defend DACA Dreamers environmental First Our Power Camp flood Florida funding Haiti Houston human rights hurricane Irma It Takes Roots justice Just Recovery Just Transition Mississippi National Day of Action nissan our power OurPowerPR Our Power Youth Convening paris People’s Climate March racism recovery relief Richmond Our Power National Convening support Texas The Climate Justice Alignment Process Begins union white supremacy workers rights
Search the blog
If you have content that you think CJA would like to feature or are a member of the alliance with a story that you would like featured send an inquiry to Info@ClimateJusticeAlliance.org.