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Rahiem V. Eleazer

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Rahiem V. Eleazer

Environmental Liaison
Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation

A proud member of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation (MPTN), Rahiem Eleazer has worked in the environmental sector for five years, and currently serves as the Environmental Liaison for the MPTN. Mr. Eleazer focuses on environmental efforts within Mashantucket and networks with various external organizations, institutions, and local, state, and federal agencies to pursue mutual interests while protecting and promoting the Tribe’s sovereignty.

His work in Mashantucket’s Natural Resources Department includes serving as the Bureau of Indian Affairs Tribal Resilience Program Grant Project Director from 2020 to 2022, for which he constructed a climate change vulnerability assessment on behalf of the MPTN. Mr. Eleazer is primarily focused on ecological conservation and climate change resiliency while incorporating indigenous philosophy to environmental practices.

He serves as a member of the MPTN Historical and Cultural Preservation Committee since 2016 and the MPTN Natural Resources Protection Committee since 2018, and is a board member of the Alliance for the Mystic River Watershed.