River Weaver, Ink and Gold-leaf, 2021

Tzintzun Aguilar-Izzo (elle | their)
Tzintzuni is an environmental artist-scholar and movement weaver. They view every art-form as an act of storytelling, and every story told a revolutionary action. Tzintzun strives to tell the stories of a new shared reality; stories that can serve as bridges, linkages for the people who are fighting to create an ecocentric and just future.

Tzintzun is currently working as part of Talking Rivers, Inc., to weave together communities across Kaniatarowanénhne (St. Lawrence River) Watershed and advocate for the Rites (Rights) of the regions Rivers.
In recent years, Tzintzuni has collaborated with their art and life partner,  Blake Lavia. As part of the environmental storytelling collective Talking Wings, they have organized two environmental conferences in the Kaniatarowanénhne
Watershed: The North Country Rights of Nature Symposium and North Country Art, Land and Environment Summit. During these events, community members from across the region came together to discuss sustainable and regenerative solutions for the climate crises.
 In addition, Talking Wings is currently uniting stories of Rivers and their defenders from around the world in Confluence: A Tapestry of Rivers and their Guardians.

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