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Winona LaDuke: The Green Path: Land-base Economies and Future Generations

November 7, 2011IASEvents0

Internationally known Native American activist and author Winona LaDuke will speak at Plymouth Congregational Church on Monday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. Her topic, “The Green Path: Land-base Economies and Future Generations,” will address economic choices in food and energy systems. Plymouth is located at 1900 Nicollet Ave. (at Franklin) in Minneapolis, with plenty of free parking. A reception and book signing will follow. The free event is co-sponsored by Westminster Presbyterian Church in downtown Minneapolis in support of Westminster’s Free Trade Gift Fair on Sunday, Nov. 20.

Ms. LaDuke is the founder of the White Earth Land Recovery Project, one of the largest reservation based non-profit organizations in the country. She is also Executive Director of Honor the Earth, where she works on a national level to raise public support and funding for frontline native environmental groups. She is a leader in the issues of culturally based sustainable development strategies, renewable energy and food systems. She works nationally and internationally to protect indigenous plants and heritage foods from patenting and genetic engineering.

In 2007, Ms. LaDuke was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame. In 1997, she was named MS Woman of the Year, along with the singing group “The Indigo Girls”, and also won the Ann Bancroft Award for Women’s Leadership. In 1994, Time magazine nominated her as one of America’s fifty most promising leaders under age 40. In 1988 she won the Reebok Human Rights Award, with which she began the White Earth Land Recovery Project.

A graduate of Harvard and Antioch Universities, Ms. LaDuke has written extensively on Native American and environmental issues. She is the author of six books, including Recovering the Sacred, All our Relations, and a novel, Last Standing Woman. She is a former board member of Greenpeace USA and is presently an advisory board member for the Trust for Public Lands Native Lands Program and a board member of the Christensen Fund. An enrolled member of the White Earth Band of Anishinaabeg, she lives and works on the White Earth Reservation, and is the mother of three children.

For more information, see www.plymouth.org or www.ewestminster.org.

Sponsored by: Institute for Advanced Study, Plymouth Congregational Church, Westminster Presbyterian Church

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