Netroots Nation: Speaker/Trainer Profile

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Ben Powless


Ben Powless is a Mohawk citizen from Six Nations in Ontario, currently living in Ottawa, Canada. He has recently completed a degree in Human Rights, Indigenous and Environmental Studies at Carleton University in Ottawa. He works mostly with the Indigenous Environmental Network (, focused on climate justice and resource extraction in Indigenous territories, particularly the tar sands in Canada.