Interview with inspirational activist Eriel Deranger.
Rooted in the struggle of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation where she was raised in a family of social and land justice activists, Eriel Deranger’s life has focused around Indigenous land issues. Eriel’s activism has led her to international levels where she has worked with groups and institutions such as TakingItGlobal, Canadian Heritage, Aboriginal Affairs, and the United Nations Indigenous Youth Caucus. Since 2006, Eriel has participated in numerous forums such as the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York and the International Training Centre for Indigenous People in Illuslisat, Greenland. Eriel is currently working with the Rainforest Action Network and the Indigenous Environmental Network to create awareness about the negative climate and human rights impacts of the Alberta Tar Sands and demanding change.