By day, I work as a policy analyst at 350.org. By night, I write.
You can find my writing in The Guardian as well as The Nation, The Paris Review, CBC, Vice, Jacobin, Fusion, HuffPost, Indian Country Today, The Marshall Project, Salon, High Country News, Canadian Geographic, Frontier Magazine, World Policy Journal and other publications. I am also a contributing editor at Canadian Geographic.
My piece on The Tribal Canoe Journey for Canadian Geographic was nominated for a National Magazine Award in the best new writer category. I was tapped to write a foreword to the Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada. Development, the flagship journal of the Society for International Development, published my work on the role of indigenous peoples in combatting climate change, and the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment invited me to consult for the forthcoming UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights' general comment on land rights.
The belief that indigenous peoples and ideas can contribute to understanding and solving the world's most pressing challenges inspires my writing and gives strength to my voice.
Raised in a single-mother household in Oakland, California, I am a proud member of the Canim Lake Band Tsq'escen and a descendant of the Lil'Wat Nation of Mount Currie.
Columbia University saw fit to graduate me Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude with History Department Honors in 2015. Oxford University awarded me a Clarendon Scholarship to read for a master's in Global and Imperial History at Somerville College, where I graduated in 2016.
Before turning my time to the climate movement, I was an Urban Fellow in the Commissioner’s Office of the NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development.
I want to be an honest man and a good writer.