Eriel Deranger

Eriel Deranger is the communications and issues coordinator of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN). Eriel's work is focused on raising local and international consciousness on the resurgence of Indigenous sovereignty, the devastation caused by the fossil fuel industry’s extractive operations in Alberta’s tar sands, and the climate crisis. The ACFN works tirelessly to protect their people’s ancestral homelands in the boreal forest around Lake Athabasca downstream from the tar sands. Their work includes organized demonstrations, campaigns, lawsuits, and speaking to global audiences to defend her people's right to survive and the very future of life on this planet.