RCGS Ambassador: Ben Powless

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Ben Powless is a Mohawk citizen from Six Nations in Ontario, currently living in Ottawa, Canada. He has a degree in Human Rights, Indigenous and Environmental Studies from Carleton University. He has worked with the Indigenous Environmental Network, focused on climate justice and resource extraction in Indigenous territories, particularly the tar sands, and most recently Ecology Ottawa as an organizer against the Energy East Pipeline. He is also an organizer with the Defenders of the Land network, Idle No More, and was a co-founder of the Canadian Youth Climate Coalition. He is a professional photographer and is a contributing photographer for Canadian Geographic. His work has taken him across Canada and around the world, with a focus on Latin America. Ben enjoys biking and photography in his spare time.