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Speakers Forum: Winona Laduke
November 18, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Our next Speakers Forum presentation features Winona LaDuke (Anishinaabe), an internationally acclaimed author, orator and activist who has devoted her life to protecting the lands and life ways of Native communities. Her appearance is in conjunction with Native American Heritage Month.
“A New American Identity for the Millennium” is LaDuke’s topic on Monday, November 18, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. She will speak in the Old Administration Building Auditorium. Admission is free. No tickets are needed to attend. A book signing will follow.
Winona LaDuke is a graduate of Harvard and Antioch Universities with advanced degrees in rural economic development. She is the founder and Co-Director of Honor the Earth. With Honor the Earth, she works nationally and internationally on issues of climate change, renewable energy, sustainable development, food systems and environmental justice.
In her own community in northern Minnesota, she is the founder of the White Earth Land Recovery Project, one of the largest reservation based non-profit organizations in the country. Her honors include the Reebok Human Rights Award, the Thomas Merton Award, the Ann Bancroft Award, the Global Green Award, and the prestigious International Slow Food Award for working to protect wild rice and local biodiversity. In 2007, LaDuke was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame.
LaDuke also served as Ralph Nader’s vice-presidential running mate on the Green Party ticket in the 1996 and 2000 presidential elections.
In addition to numerous articles, LaDuke is the author of a number of non-fiction titles including All Our Relations, The Winona LaDuke Reader, Recovering the Sacred: the Power of Naming and Claiming, Food is Medicine: Recovering Traditional Foods to Heal the People and her latest, The Militarization of Indian Country. She has also penned a work of fiction, Last Standing Woman, and a children’s book, In the Sugarbush.