Winona LaDuke

Institute Speaker

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Winona LaDuke is an internationally renowned activist working on issues of sustainable development, renewable energy, and food systems. She lives and works on the White Earth reservation in northern Minnesota, and is a two time vice presidential candidate with Ralph Nader for the Green Party.

As Program Director of Honor the Earth, she works nationally and internationally on the issues of climate change, renewable energy, and environmental justice with Indigenous communities. And in her own community, she is the founder of the White Earth Land Recovery Project, one of the largest reservation based non profit organizations in the country, and a leader in the issues of culturally based sustainable development strategies, renewable energy, and food systems. In this work, she also continues national and international work to protect Indigenous plants and heritage foods from patenting and genetic engineering.

The author of five books, including Recovering the Sacred, All our Relations and Last Standing Woman, she is widely recognized for her work on environmental and human rights issues.

This lecture will take place on Monday, May 8 at 6:00 pm in Eckhardt Gramatté Hall.

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