Marilyn Baptiste Is the Winner of the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize for Her Activism in Canada

A former chief of the Xeni Gwet’in First Nation, Marilyn Baptiste led her community in defeating one of the largest proposed gold and copper mines in British Columbia that would have destroyed Fish Lake – a source of spiritual identity and livelihood for the Xeni Gwet’in.

She is the North America winner of the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize, the world’s largest award for grassroots environmental activists.

For more information about Marilyn and how you can help, visit www.goldmanprize.org/marilyn.