Photo: Robin Loznak

Photo: Robin Loznak

News Reel

May 1, 2019 - Dazed: The indigenous rapper and activist who sued the US government for failing to combat the climate crisis

April 30, 2019 - 303 Magazine: Q&A – XIUHTEZCATL TALKS FESTIVALS & THE CREATIVE PROCESS

April 20, 2019 - Another Man: THE YOUNG ACTIVISTS CALLING FOR CHANGE, JUSTICE AND ACCEPTANCE

April 18, 2019 - One Meal a Day For The Planet: YOUTH ACTIVISTS RISING: 8 QUESTIONS WITH CLIMATE ACTIVIST, HIP HOP ARTIST AND AUTHOR, XIUHTEZCATL MARTINEZ

March 21, 2019 - Vogue: Do Americans Have a Constitutional Right to a Livable Planet? Meet the 21 Young People Who Say They Do

March 6, 2019 - O Magazine: 7 Ways You Can Help Save the Planet Right Now

March 5, 2019 - Regeneration: Young people are speaking. Listen up.

March 19, 2018 - Barney's: Meet Indigenous Climate Change Activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez

December 26, 2017: The Best Photos of 2017 - Rolling Stone

September 8, 2017: Real Time with Bill Maher

September 5, 2017: Taking on Climate with "We Rise" - The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

February 9, 2017: 16-Year-Old Xiuhtezcatl Is The Environmental Activist The World Needs - Huffington Post

October 6, 2016: The Planet’s Plaintiff - TIME Magazine

April 22, 2016: The 15-Year-Old Environmental Activist Suing the Government over Climate Change - VICE

April 14, 2016: Landmark Climate Lawsuit: Meet the Youth Activists Suing the U.S. Government & Fossil Fuel Industry - Democracy Now

December 1, 2015: 15-year-old suing President Obama over climate change: 'Talk is cheap' - Syracuse.com

October 9, 2015: Xiuhtezcatl Roske-Martinez: ‘Our greed is destroying the planet’ - The Guardian

July 13, 2015: Meet the Teenage Indigenous Hip-Hop Artist Taking on Climate Change - Rolling Stone

April 20, 2015: Kid Warrior: The Xiuhtezcatl Martinez Story - BLKFLM Digital

Xiuhtezcatl Tonatiuh Martinez

Age: 19, Hometown: Boulder, CO

"Climate change is the defining issue of our time. The actions those in power take and decisions they make today, will determine the kind of world future generations inherit."

Xiuhtezcatl (pronounced "Shu-TEZ-caht") is a hip-hop artist, activist and Youth Director of Earth Guardians, a "tribe of young activists, artists, and musicians from across the globe stepping up as leaders and co-creating the future we know is possible." Raised in the Aztec tradition, and deeply connected to his home mountains and rivers of Colorado, Xiuhtezcatl draws on a deep connection to Earth in his performance and speaking, which has taken him on tour around the world: from classrooms to music festivals to the United Nations. Since he was 6 years old he has been a fierce advocate for environmental protection, and he is also a plaintiff in our Colorado fracking lawsuit. 2017 has been busy for Xiuhtezcatl, with a forthcoming album of original compositions, "Break Free," and book "We Rise." You can read a longer bio on his website. 

Xiuhtezcatl speaks outside the US Supreme Court, April 27, 2017. Photo: Robin Loznak

Xiuhtezcatl speaks outside the US Supreme Court, April 27, 2017. Photo: Robin Loznak