Nhattan (he/him) was born and raised in Tiohtià:ke (Montreal), on the traditional unceded territory of the Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk). Second generation Vietnamese, his family fled the aftermath of the war in their country. Nhattan started as an Executive Assistant with Indigenous Climate Action in June 2021.
Fluent in both English and French, Nhattan has almost 10 years of experience in organizing and movement photography, supporting the participation and collaboration of various communities in environmental decision-making and advocacy, from helping youth challenge the status quo at UN climate negotiations to working with frontline and grassroots activists fighting for Indigenous rights and racial justice. He was recently the Operations and Outreach Coordinator at Climate Action Network.
Nhattan is completing the Master of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership program at Carleton University, with the aim to explore how to make our organizational policies and movement spaces more safe, just, and joyful through learning from emerging ideas of accountability, abolition, decolonization, healing justice, transformative justice, and trauma stewardship. When not working or indulging in baking therapy in his kitchen, you can find him out and about on trails or rivers, cycling, running, skiing, skating, or paddling!