Ben Powless

Ben Powless
Position:Affiliation:MohawkRegion:North America
Biographical Information:Ben Powless is Mohawk from Six Nations in Ontario, Canada. He is currently studying Human Rights, Indigenous and Environmental Studies at Carleton University in Ottawa after spending a year in an international exchange program studying sustainable rural development between Alberta and Mexico. He has been involved with the Canadian Youth Climate Coalition since its inception, working at both the national level and with the Ottawa Chapter. He is also seriously involved with the Indigenous Environmental Network. He also sits on the board of the National Council for the Canadian Environmental Network, and he sits as a member of the Youth Advisory Group to the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, and is deeply involved in the local Aboriginal community.