First Nation Activist Featured on HBO’s New Environmental Doc

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown April 19th, 2015 Last Updated on: April 19th, 2015

Ta’Kaiya Blaney is a young environmental activist from Sliammon First Nation in British Columbia, Canada. She might be young but she is wise beyond her years. She has been fighting for earth rights and Indigenous rights since the age of 8!

Not only is she an activist but a singer and songwriter. You can hear her passion for the environment and concern for the future in songs such as Earth Revolution. Here she is singing her Earth Revolution song, but not before giving an impassioned speech to the crowd about acting now, not waiting until tomorrow.

Her powerful speeches at conferences such as the TUNZA UN children and youth conference on the environment in Bandung Indonesia, and the Rio+20 UN conference on the environment in Rio de Janeiro most likely captured the attention of HBO producers of Saving My Tomorrow, a six part family series on the environment. In the next part of the series premiering on Earth Day, Blaney will be talking about how plastic is impacting Mother Earth.



For more information on Ta'kaiya Blaney, please visit her website at http://www.takaiyablaney.com/. For more information on the HBO documentary Saving My Tomorrow, please visit http://www.hbo.com/documentaries/saving-my-tomorrow#/.

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About Toyacoyah Brown

Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

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