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Eriel Tchekwie Deranger is a mother of two and a proud Denesuline Indigenous woman and member of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, Treaty 8 Northern Alberta. Deranger is currently the Executive Director and co-founder of Indigenous Climate Action (ICA) - Canada’s premier Indigenous-led climate justice organization. Prior to her work with ICA, Deranger spent 6 years working for her First Nation to build out one of the largest intersectional and powerful keep in the ground campaigns on the planet - the international Indigenous Tar Sands campaign challenging the expansion of Alberta’s Tar Sands, one of the world’s dirtiest fossil fuels, in their traditional lands and territory in Northern Alberta, Canada. Deranger is recognized for her role in interventions at UN Climate Summits; lobbying government officials in Canada, the US, the UK and the EU; developing the the Tar Sands Healing Walk in the heart of Alberta’s tar sands; spring boarding one of the first Internationally recognized Indigenous rights-based divest movements; and working to develop and lead mass mobilizations highlighting the mass inequity of the impacts the fossil fuel industry and climate change on the rights of Indigenous peoples. Deranger’s work has resulted in her far reaching reputation for bridging the environmental and Indigenous rights movement together and building out an Indigenous rights based approach to challenging fossil fuel development. Deranger’s expertise is often sought out for university lectures and keynote address at events and conferences the world over. Her experience working within the Environmental Justice and Indigenous Rights field is demonstrated through her with organizations like the Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN), Rainforest Action Network (RAN), Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN), and with her home Nation the ACFN.