Title

Winona LaDuke: A Swope Endowed Lecture on Ethics, Religion, Faith, and Welfare - 2014 Race & Pedagogy National Conference

Document Type

Plenary

Publication Date

9-26-2014

Abstract

This presentation was recorded at the 2014 Race & Pedagogy National Conference held at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington in the fall of 2014.

PLENARY SPEAKER:

Winona LaDuke, Author, Orator, Activist

Ms. Winona LaDuke is an Anishinaabekwe enrolled member of the Mississippi Band Anishinaabeg and an internationally acclaimed author, orator and activist. She has devoted her life to protecting the culture, lands, and life ways of Native American communities and in 1994 was named in Time magazine one of America’s fifty most promising leaders under forty years of age. She is founder and Co-Director of Honor the Earth, which is a national advocacy group devoted to supporting and funding native environmental groups and addressing the national and international community on issues of sustainable development, climate change, renewable energy, food systems and environmental justice. She is also founder of the White Earth Land Recovery Project, a large reservation based non-profit organization that works to protect Indigenous plants and heritage foods from patenting and genetic engineering.

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