How do you pronounce Xiuhtezcatl?

How do you pronounce Xiuhtezcatl?

Earth Guardians Youth Director Xiuhtezcatl (pronounced ‘Shoe-Tez-Caht’) (he/him), is a 19-year-old indigenous climate activist, hip-hop artist, and powerful voice of a global youth-led environmental movement.

What does the name Xiuhtezcatl mean?

Xiuhtezcatl says he’s a descendent of Meshika or Aztec people and his name means “turquoise mirror” in the Nahuatl language.

What did Xiuhtezcatl Martinez do before giving his speech at the UN that broke the rules?

In June 2015, he spoke at the age of 15 in English, Spanish, and Nahuatl before the UN General Assembly on Climate Change. Martinez urged immediate climate action saying, “What’s at stake right now is the existence of my generation.”

What is Xiuhtezcatl Martinez fighting for?

As Youth Director of Earth Guardians, Xiuhtezcatl uses art, music, storytelling, and civic action to inspire and mobilize young people in the fight to protect our planet. Their upcoming project, EarthTracks, is like a fitness tracker app for the planet.

Where was Xiuhtezcatl Martinez born?

Boulder, COXiuhtezcatl Martinez / Place of birth

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What did Xiuhtezcatl Martinez?

At just 17 years old, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez is a leader in climate activism, working as a youth leader, speaker, performer, author and hip-hop artist. As youth director of Earth Guardians, he works to support youth environmental activists in communities worldwide.

Is Xiuhtezcatl Martinez indigenous?

Xiuhtezcatl (pronounced shoo-tez-cat) Martinez may only be 20, but his list of accomplishments would outdo those of someone far beyond his years. The indigenous American activist was just six when he spoke at his first climate event, making his debut speech at the United Nations aged 12.

What tribe is Xiuhtezcatl Martinez from?

Xiuhtezcatl was born in Colorado but moved to Mexico in his infancy. He has two younger siblings, sister Tonantzin and brother Itzcuauhtli. His father, Siri Martinez, is of Aztec heritage and raised them in the tradition of the Mexica, one of the native peoples of México.

What is Xiuhtezcatl Martinez trying to change?

Musician and climate activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez first spoke up about climate change when he was six-years old. Today, through a new wave of hip-hop and his activism, he works to bring other young people into the fold in the fight for a just and stable climate.

When was Xiuhtezcatl Martinez born?

May 9, 2000 (age 22 years)Xiuhtezcatl Martinez / Date of birth

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Education. Margolin attended Holy Names Academy. She currently studies film at the New York University Tisch School of the Arts.