Ottawa, Ontario, Canada - Ben Powless is Mohawk from Six Nations in Ontario, currently living in Ottawa, Canada. He is currently studying Human Rights, Indigenous and Environmental Studies at Carleton University in Ottawa. He has been involved with the Canadian Youth Climate Coalition since its inception, helping form the Ottawa Chapter and sitting on the National Council. He is also heavily involved with the Indigenous Environmental Network, mostly focused around climate change. He also is part of the Youth Advisory Group to the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, and is very involved in the local Aboriginal community.