Advisory Council

  • Marie-Eve Marleau

    Marie-Eve Marleau s’implique depuis les quinze dernières années au sein de luttes sociales contre les projets extractifs et pour la justice écologique. Elle assume la coordination du Comité pour les droits humains en Amérique latine (CDHAL), une organisation de solidarité internationale, basée à Montréal, qui travaille qui travaille à la défense et à la promotion […]

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  • Laisa Massarenti Hosoya

    Laisa Massarenti Hosoya is a Brazilian lawyer with a Masters in Public Policy and Development from the Federal University of Latin American Integration (UNILA). She’s a specialist in Criminal Law, collaborator of the Observatory on Indigenous Issues in Latin America (OBIAL), and a member of the student outreach committee of The Canadian Association for Latin […]

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  • Gary Wockner

    Gary Wockner has been active in environmental protection all of his adult life. Over the past two decades, Gary has spearheaded Save The Poudre, which works to protect and restore the Cache la Poudre River in Fort Collins, CO. In 2010 Gary co-founded and launched the Save The Colorado River Campaign which works to fight […]

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  • Roberta Benefiel

    Roberta Frampton Benefiel lives in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador, NL, Canada.  She Co-founded and is the “Riverkeeper” since 2005, for Grand Riverkeeper Labrador, Inc. (GRK), a member of the international organization Waterkeeper Alliance based in New York. She also volunteers on the Standing Committee of a grassroots citizen’s organization called Labrador Land Protectors. (LLP); is […]

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  • Denise Cole

    Denise Cole is a Two Spirit land protector of mixed Inuit descent from southern Labrador, now living in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador, Canada (pronouns: she/her). She is a board member of Grand Riverkeeper Labrador and member of the Labrador Land Protectors. Denise stands in resistance to projects that threaten water, land, lives and cultures. Gifted […]

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  • Waba Moko

    Waba Moko is deeply committed to the defense of indigenous culture! She was born and raised in the wolf clan of the Anishnabe-Algonquin Nation. Shannon contributes at various levels to the decolonization and the restoration of the sovereignty of her people. The defense and protection of water, land and languages ​​is a priority for the […]

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  • Nati Garcia

    Nati Garcia is Maya-Mam from Ixtahuacan, Guatemala. She grew up most of her life on traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples – sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) nations.  Nati is enlivened by opportunities to explore authentic exchange, leadership, world bridging, social justice, advocacy for Indigenous Peoples and defense of land and water. […]

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  • Jonathan González Quiel

    Jonathan González Quiel is an activist and defender of human rights and the environment in western Panama. He is currently a geographer and historian by profession and in the last 10 years has been supporting collective efforts seeking the conservation and protection of territories. Jonathan has also participated in the resistance process against hydroelectric generation […]

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  • KJ Joy

    Joy, Senior Fellow with Society for Promoting Participative Ecosystem Management (SOPPECOM), Pune, India, has been an activist-researcher for more than 35 years. He was a full-time activist with a rural toilers’ movement in South Maharashtra for about eight years. He coordinates the activities of the national network, “Forum for Policy Dialogue on Water Conflicts in […]

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  • Rita Monias

    Rita Frances Monias is from Pimicikamak Cross Lake, and has a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of General Studies, and a Counselling Certificate. Rooting back from 1993, Rita has been very passionate and dedicated towards environmental justice and human rights. Rita Monias was inspired by her father, who was also supported by her mother, who fully […]

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  • Peter Kulchyski

    Peter Kulchyski is a professor of Native Studies at the University of Manitoba, specializing in Indigenous cultural politics, critical theory, modern treaties, Indigenous rights and northern resource conflicts in Canada.  He is non aboriginal, and grew up in a mining family in northern Manitoba, where he attended a government run residential high school, before studying […]

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  • Meg Sheehan

    Sheehan is a US-based public interest environmental lawyer with an interest in empowering and supporting communities in taking action to make the world a better place. She serves as the coordinator of the North American Megadam Resistance Alliance. She served as an Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and as a Staff Attorney […]

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  • Carl Wassilie

    Carl Wassilie was born and raised in Alaska, rooted deep in salmon culture and Salmon communities. His Yup’ik name is Angut’aq; and has feet in both the Yup’ik and Western worldviews as a Yup’ik Biologist. Since the devastating 1989 Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, Carl has worked on defending salmon ecosystems and the communities and Relations […]

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  • Ian Baird

    Ian Baird is professor of Geography at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he is also the Director of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, and the coordinator for the Hmong Studies Consortium. His interests include dams in the Mekong River Basin and their impacts on fish and fisheries and Indigeneity in Southeast Asia. He had […]

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  • Stéphane McLachlan

    Stéphane is a Full Professor and coordinator of the Environmental Conservation Lab at the University of Manitoba. He joined the Department of Environment and Geography in 2003, and has been working at the University of Manitoba since 1999. Before that he completed a PhD at York University and did a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of […]

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  • Rebecca Kingdon

    Rebecca Kingdon is a recent graduate of the Master of Environment program at the University of Manitoba (Canada), located in the beautiful Treaty 1 territory- the traditional lands of the Anishinaabeg, Ininew, Anishininew, Dene, and Dakota peoples, and the homeland of the Métis nation. She has a background in climate change education and began her Masters […]

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Interested in taking an active role in the direction of the network? Feel free to join a subcommittee!

These focus groups meet virtually approximately 1-2 times per month and take a lead on different interest areas. 

We currently have room on our website subcommittee, with more committees to come in the near future. 

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