Maya B. Henderson is a member of the Seneca-Cayuga Nation of Oklahoma, and is also of Choctaw, German, and Welsh descent. Maya is a Ph.D. student in the Dept. of Geography at the University of Georgia. Her work is at the intersection of climate justice, settler-colonial cities, and Indigenous resistance and futures. She aims to understand how climate change and climate action are enrolled in reinforcing and/or contesting settler-colonial cities. She maintains that her work must also uplift Indigenous peoples and nations continuous efforts against settler-colonialism. Therefore, moving forward she aims for her work to be attentive to tribal sovereignty in the context of urban climate action because cities are Indigenous lands.
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