Join Ben Powless, as he profoundly captures the experiences and stories of Indigenous Peoples in Alberta and the Tar Sands in his Photo Essay. Ben is Mohawk from Six Nations in Ontario. He is and activist, photojournalist, writer and speaker – on Indigenous rights, climate change, sustainability, human rights and youth.
The photo essay is hosted by Conversations with the Earth. This organization was founded in 2009 by an international indigenous-led advocacy and education organization for the rights of indigenous peoples, Land Is Life, renowned experts in participatory video, InsightShare, and award-winning photographer and expert in sustaining oral traditions, Nicolas Villaume, founder of Conversations du Monde. CWE also draws on contributions from a range of writers and editorial sources.
Today, Conversations with the Earth is a growing network of indigenous groups and communities living in critical ecosystems around the world. As part of CWE, the indigenous communities are able to share their local stories of climate change – both impacts and response.