Youth Panel with Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, Tokata Iron Eyes and Nina Berglund
Earth Gaurdians founder Xiuhtezcatl Martinez interviews inspired Native American youth leaders Tokata Iron Eyes and Nina Berglund
Tokata (Future) Iron Eyes is a member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and has been confronting injustice since she was 9 years old, when she testified against a uranium mine in the sacred Black Hills. As a youth leader in the climate movement, she continues to demonstrate her commitment to compelling the world to listen to Indigenous Nations— from the NODAPL movement at Standing Rock to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women across the US.
Nina Berglund is a 20 year-old indigenous youth leader, public speaker, and climate activist fighting on behalf of her people, the lands, and water. She was born and raised in the Twin Cities and has been organizing alongside other youth against Enbridge’s Line 3 proposed pipeline that is currently being pushed to be built in Northern Minnesota due to the destruction, exploitation, and violence that comes with it.