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Spring 2014 College Lecture Series, A Call to Consciousness

ladukepostcard2.19.14_Page_1Winona LaDuke Indigenous Sustainability Expert, Environmental and Human Rights Activist, Economist & Acclaimed Author

Tuesday, March 4 at 11:00AM,
Student and Community Center,
Building 6, Room 6202

Winona LaDuke (Anishinaabe) is an internationally acclaimed author, orator and activist. She is a graduate of Harvard and Antioch Universities with advanced degrees in rural economic development.

Outspoken, engaging, and unflaggingly dedicated to matters of ecological sustainability, Winona LaDuke is a powerful speaker who inspires her audiences to action and engagement.

LaDuke is a leader on issues of culturally based sustainable development, renewable energy, food systems, climate change and environmental justice. She is the founder and Co-Director of Honor the Earth, a national advocacy group encouraging public support and funding for native environmental groups.  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. This organization works to protect Indigenous plants and heritage foods from patenting and genetic engineering.

In 1994, Time magazine named her one of America’s fifty most promising leaders under forty years of age, and in 1997 LaDuke was named Ms. Magazine Woman of the Year. Other 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.

Addition information about Winona LaDuke and her work can be found at

http://www.speakoutnow.org/article.php?id=409

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1v6_1DLth9U

http://www.nativeharvest.com/winona_laduke

http://www.honorearth.org/node/57

Winona LaDuke’s biography provided by SpeakOut, www.speakoutnow.org