Celebrating Women’s History Month-Violence on the Land and Our Bodies: The Impact of the Oil Industry on Indigenous Women

6:00 PM  - 7:30 PM
Wednesday Mar 1, 2017
John B. Davis Lecture Hall, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center

SPEAK! Series, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and American Studies Welcomes

Winona LaDuke

Native American Activist, Environmentalist, and Former Green Party Vice Presidential Candidate Winona LaDuke (Ojibwe) is an internationally renowned Native American activist and advocate for environmental, women's, and children's rights. She is the founder of the White Earth Land Recovery Project, a reservation-based land acquisition, environmental advocacy, and cultural organization. She is also founder and co-chair of the Indigenous Women's Network and Honor the Earth with the Amy Ray and Emily Saliers (the Indigo Girls).  This organization works primarily on environmental and energy policy issues.  Through this work, she is involved in national renewable energy strategies for the new millennium. This organization also supports smaller, Native American organizations through re-granting for environmental project.

A graduate of Harvard and Antioch University, she has written extensively on Native American and environmental issues. She is the author of six books including: All Our Relations: Native Struggles for Land and Life (South End Press); the novel, Last Standing Woman, (in which she chronicles a Native American reservation and its people's struggle to restore their culture); a non-fiction children’s book In the Sugarbush; The Winona LaDuke Reader (a twenty-year collection of her writing, journalism, speeches, testimony, and poetry), Recovering the Sacred, and her most recent book; The LaDuke Chronicles.

LaDuke is the mother of six children, and lives with her family on the White Earth Reservation in northern Minnesota.

Cosponsored by:  The Lealtad-Suzuki Center, American Studies, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Office of the President, Title IX/Equity, Campus Activities and Operations, Sustainability Office, Environmental Studies, Proud Indigenous People for Education (PIPE).

Contact: Aida Martinez-Freeman,

This event is for: Students, Staff and Faculty

Sponsored By: Multicultural Life (Dept. of)

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