Winona LaDuke is a leading Indigenous scholar and activist. For over four decades she has promoted social, economic, cultural and environmental justice, working both within the White Earth Reservation in northern Minnesota and globally. She was US Vice Presidential Candidate with Ralph Nader in 1996 and 2000 with the Green Party, and was the first Native American Woman to receive an Electoral College vote in 2016. Acclaimed both locally and internationally, she was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in 2007 and won the International Slow Food Award in 2003. Her recent endeavors address the issues of climate change, renewable energy, and environmental justice within Indigenous communities through her Non-Profit organization Honor the Earth, and The White Earth Land Recovery Project. Her most recent project, Winona’s Hemp and Heritage Farm, aims to create a tribally-led sustainable economy while navigating increasing federal pressures on Native sovereignty and hemp production.
In this March 10 talk, Winona will be discussing the struggles that Native Americans and their partners have faced in opposing the delivery of Canadian tar sand oils to Lake Superior through sovereign tribal lands by Enbridge Inc’s proposed Line 3 pipeline. She will tell the story of Honor the Earth’s leadership in the resistance to this pipeline and the Dakota Access Pipeline, and how these efforts that have been met with violence and disapproval by both Canadian and American governments.
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