First Nations Activist & Author Winona LaDuke, October 22, PSU  —  Kevin Thomas —  LaDuke is a member of the Mississippi Band of the White Earth Reservation of the Anishinaabe Nation. She is an activist, economist, environmentalist, two-time vice presidential candidate, and author of numerous articles and books (see below for a partial list). She ran in the 1996 and 2000 national elections on the Green Party ticket headed by Ralph Nader. LaDuke’s works are widely read in Native Studies, Women’s Studies, and Environmental Studies programs across the nation.

LaDuke is currently the executive director of the White Earth Land Recovery Project, which she founded in 1989 to work toward recovering land for the Anishinaabe people. She also founded and directs the Honor the Earth Foundation, which focuses on restoring sacred and first foods to educate and empower Indigenous people and develop strategies for the protection of our environment.

She is often called upon to discuss traditional Native methods of food production and sustainable land management, as well as her experiences bringing those skills back to the White Earth Reservation.

This event is free and open to the public, co-sponsored by:

The PSU Native American Student & Community Center & 

The PSU Institute for Sustainable Solutions


What: Winona LaDuke  addresses indigenous empowerment, protection strategies and native food producttion

When: Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m.

Where: Portland State University,  Smith Student Union Ballroom

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