Indigenous rights campaigner to deliver MA Conference keynote
Simon Stephens, 26.06.2019
Clayton Thomas-Müller will give keynote speech at Brighton 2019
Clayton Thomas-Müller, a campaigner for indigenous rights and environmental and economic justice, will give a keynote talk at this year’s Museums Association (MA) Conference & Exhibition in Brighton.
Thomas-Müller, who is based in Winnipeg, Canada, is a member of the Mathias Colomb Cree Nation, also known as Pukatawagan, in Northern Manitoba. He is a senior campaign specialist with 350.org, an international movement working to end the age of fossil fuels and build a world of community-led renewable energy for all.
Thomas-Müller is one of 10 international human rights defenders named in the National Canadian Museum for Human Rights. He has been recognised by Utne Magazine as one of the top 30 under 30 activists in the US.
He has been involved in many initiatives to build an inclusive global movement for energy and climate justice. He serves on the board of campaigning environmental organisations such as the Bioneers; Black Mesa Water Coalition; Indigenous Climate Action and the Wildfire Project.
He has campaigned across Canada and the US supporting indigenous peoples to defend their territories against the encroachment of the fossil fuel industry, with a special focus stopping the expansion of the Canadian tar sands and its associated pipelines.
The MA Conference takes place 3-5 October at the Brighton Centre. Early-bird booking closes on 31 July. This year's theme is Sustainable and Ethical Museums in a Globalised World
This year, our Museums Change Lives Awards will put a spotlight on sustainability. Find out more and enter to be eligible for our Judges' award for environmental sustainability.