Eriel Tchekwie Deranger

Co-Founder and Executive Director | Indigenous Climate Action

Eriel Tchekwie Deranger

Eriel Tchekwie Deranger (Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation), a leading global figure in Indigenous Rights and Climate Justice activism, is the co-founder and Executive Director of Indigenous Climate Action and is a member of the International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change. She also sits on a number of boards of notable non-profit organizations (including Bioneers) and activist groups. She has organized divest movements, lobbied government officials, led mass mobilizations against the fossil fuel industry, written extensively for a range of publications and been featured in documentary films (including Elemental). 

Panel Presentations:

Combating Eco-Anxiety as Peoples Indigenous to Mother Earth: When Our Land Is Under Threat, So Are We

May 13th | 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Addressing Climate Change from the North: Solutions from the Arctic  

May 14th | 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm


Clayton Thomas-Müller – Reparations, Healing and Reconciliation—A Battle Against the Winter Spirit, Witigo’ 

May 14th | 11:55 am to 12:16 pm

Bioneers 2019 Conference - Seeding the Field: Growing Transformative Movements
Bioneers 2022 Conference - A Window Through
Bioneers 2022 Conference - A Window Through