Re-evaluating our relationship with Nature during COVID-19

Melina Laboucan-Massimo is Lubicon Cree from Northern Alberta. She is the founder of Sacred Earth Solar and the Campaign Director at Indigenous Climate Action. She has worked on social, environmental and climate justice issues for almost 20 years. Melina worked, studied and campaigned in Brazil, Australia, Mexico, Canada and across Europe focusing on resource extraction, climate change impacts, media literacy, energy literacy and Indigenous rights & responsibilities. Melina is also a Fellow at the David Suzuki Foundation with a research focus on Climate Change, Indigenous Knowledge and Renewable Energy.

Illustration by Kaho Furukawa, a 2nd year student at Capilano University’s IDEA School of Design

Melina holds a Masters degree in Indigenous Governance at the University of Victoria with a focus on Renewable Energy in Indigenous communities. As a part of her Masters thesis, Melina completed a 20.8 kW solar installation in her home community of Little Buffalo in the heart of the tar sands which powers the health centre. Melina also works on the issue of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women after the suspicious death of her sister Bella, whose case still remains unsolved. Melina is the host of a new TV series called, Power to the People which documents renewable energy, food security and eco-housing in Indigenous communities and is currently airing nationally on APTN. For more information visit SacredEarth.Solar & Powertothepeople.tv.

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Melina Laboucan-Massimo is Lubicon Cree from Northern Alberta. She is the founder of Sacred Earth Solar and the Campaign Director at Indigenous Climate Action. She has worked on social, environmental and climate justice issues for almost 20 years. Melina worked, studied and campaigned in Brazil, Aus…
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With a vision to build the next generation of scientists and climate change leaders, the David Suzuki Foundation has appointed Melina Laboucan-Massimo as its first Indigenous Knowledge and Climate Change fellow.

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Just because we are stuck inside doesn’t mean we can’t decolonize ✊🏾♥️ As everyone stays safe in self-isolation - ADD Power to the People to your watch list. . Join me as I visit Indigenous Nations from coast to coast who have implemented food security, eco housing and energy sovereignty. . During these trying times, here’s one way to be uplifted by these incredible stories. Let’s support Indigenous media while we stay inside and decolonize ✊🏾♥️ Watch on TV on APTN or stream online on LUMI For more information: http://powertothepeople.tv/ @pttp.tv @aptn_ca #change #is #coming #stay #safe #protect #you #and #your #loved #ones #while #staying #inside #to #decolonize #watch #power #to #the #people #during #corona #virus #outbreak #seriously #stayhome #take #care #powertothepeopletv

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