Ta’kaiya Blaney born Sliammon, British Columbia, Canada January 31, 2001. First Nations environmentalist and singer. Began activism at age 10; protested Enbridge pipeline; addressed UN Summit Rio, 2012.
"Sometimes you don’t have the luxury to be diplomatic when you are being oppressed, but it is still always important to show love whenever you can. . . By representing love and inclusivity other people will feel less threatened which makes it easier to find commonality." (Huffington Post, March 2, 2014; photo theagenda.tvo.org)