As chief of the Xeni Gwet’in (Tsilhqot’in) First Nation, Marilyn Baptiste led her people’s charge against the open-pit gold and copper mine that was proposed to be built on her ancestral land. In response, Baptiste convened her community to prepare a report about how the mine would harmfully disrupt the Xeni Gwet’in connection to the water and land, including nearby Fish Lake. Though the Canadian government denied Taseko Mines Limited the permit to construct the mine in 2011, the company started moving in construction equipment, which Baptiste resisted with her body and her organization First Nations Women Advocating Responsible Mining (FNWARM). The mine finally rejected, Baptiste is now working to protect the area as Disqox Tribal Park. Photo credit: Goldman Environmental Prize