Native American Activist To Speak On Environmental Awareness
Posted: October 30, 2001
GRANVILLE - Winona LaDuke, a Native American activist known internationally for her advocacy of environmental, women's, and children's rights, will discuss "Green Party Perspectives on the War Against Terrorism." This Denison Lecture Series convocation, set for 7:30 p.m. on Thursday (Nov. 8) in Slayter Auditorium, is free and open to the public. LaDuke's lecture centers on the importance of protecting the earth and how her Native American background helped her to understand the necessity of a healthy environment.
LaDuke is the founder and campaign director of the White Earth Land Recovery Project, a reservation-based land acquisition, environmental advocacy, and cultural organization. LaDuke lives with her family on the White Earth Reservation in northern Minnesota. She is also the founder and co-chair of the Indigenous Women's Network. LaDuke has written extensively on national environmental issues, and is the author ofAll Our Relations: Native Struggles for Land and Lifeand the novelLast Standing Woman, in which she chronicles a Native American reservation and its people's struggle to restore their culture.
LaDuke organizes and hosts the annual "Honor the Earth" tour in conjunction with the folk-rock duo the Indigo Girls. She was named Ms. magazine's 1997 Woman of the Year and won the 1988 Reebok Human Rights Award. Time magazine named her one of the "50 For the Future" in 1994, and LaDuke has been profiled in People, Sierra, E, and Minnesota Monthly magazines. LaDuke also has joined Ralph Nader as his vice-presidential running mate on the Green party ticket in the 1996 and 2000 presidential elections.
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