River Weaver, Ink and Gold-leaf, 2021

Tzintzun Aguilar-Izzo (elle | their)
Tzintzuni is an environmental storyteller and organizer of mixed Indigenous and European decent. Their ancesters are a rainbow of cultures and landscapes, and Tzintzuni does what they do to nourish their memory. All stories are powerful, and Tzintzuni views all acts of storytelling and conversation as revolutionary action. They strive 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,  North Country Art, Land and Environment Summit, the Listening to Water Symposium, and WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER. During these events, community members from across the region, and the world, came together to celebrate and protect ecosystems and their communities.
 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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