EARTH WATCH: VICTOR PUERTAS OF UTAH TAR-SANDS RESISTANCE

Victor Puertas is an Indigenous, migrant Peruvian man. Civil war and Environmental destruction brought him to the United States, where he currently resides in Salt Lake City, Utah in occupied territories of the Shoshone Nation. Victor works as an organizer with three different organizations: Reclaim Turtle Island, Peaceful Uprising and Utah Tar-Sands Resistance.

The work he does focuses on land-defense, community support and Indigenous solidarity with a strong anti-colonial, anti-capitalist, intersectionality frame and approach. For the past four years, he has been working to stop the first commercial tar sands mine in the US, in the eastern part of so-called Utah.

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