We dedicate this issue of Making a Living on a Living Planet to Charles “Chaz” Tsyaktati Wheelock, one of the co-founders of the Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN).

“(Chaz) is making his final journey to be with his Oneida relatives who have gone before,” says a tribute to him by IEN.

Most recently, Chaz was a member of LNS’ Just Transition Listening Project Organizing Committee. “In these difficult times we need leaders that can bridge divides between people,” says LNS Executive Director Michael Leon Guerrero, “Chaz was one. He was working with LNS to strengthen the ties between indigenous people and the labor movement. We will very much miss Chaz and we send our sincere condolences to his family and community.”

If you also knew him and would like to leave a message for him on his tribute wall, you can do so here.

Rest in Power, Chaz.