Youth Voice – Xiuhtezcatl Roske-Martinez

Indigenous Environmental Activist Change Agent

XyletholXiuhtezcatl Martinez, indigenous environmental activist from Boulder, Colorado, came into the world through the Aztec culture on his father’s side, and environmental activism on his mother’s side. His name was chosen by Aztec elders of Mexico based on the cosmology of the Aztec calendar and given to him when he was six weeks old in the Black Hills of South Dakota by elders Arvol Looking Horse and Xolotl Martinez. Xiuhtezcatl has been participating in ceremonies and Aztec dancing since he could walk, and is very connected with his culture. He grew up learning to respect and care for the Earth and all life upon it.

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Xiuhtezcatl’s website and social media pages

Twitter: earthguardianz