Climate Activist and Hip-Hop Artist
At only 17 years old, Xiuhtezcatl (pronounced ‘Shoe- Tez- Caht’) has used his role as an indigenous climate activist and hip-hop artist to give voice to the youth-led environmental movement all over the world. He has spoken at the Rio +20 UN Summit in Rio de Janeiro, and has addressed the General Assembly it the UN in New York City. His work has been featured on PBS, Showtime, National Geographic, Rolling Stone, The Guardian, Vogue, CNN, MSNBC, HBO, VICE, and many more. Xiuhtezcatl is currently a lead plaintiff in a youth-led lawsuit against the federal government for their failure to protect the atmosphere for future generations.
Recorded: April 16, 2018