Winona LaDuke
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  • "Winona was terrific….she received a standing ovation following her talk."
    -Moravian College

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Winona LaDuke

LaDuke became involved with Native American environmental issues after meeting Jimmy Durham, a well-known Cherokee activist, while she was attending Harvard University. At the age of 18, she spoke in front of the United Nations regarding Native American rights and since has become one of the most prominent voices for American Indian economic and environmental concerns throughout the United States and internationally. She is an Anishinaabekwe (Ojibwe) enrolled member of the Mississippi Band Anishinaabeg, who lives and works on the White Earth Reservations.

LaDuke is the Executive Director of the White Earth Land Recovery Project and Honor the Earth, where she works on a national level to advocate, raise public support, and create funding for frontline native environmental groups.

In 1994, Winona was named by TIME magazine as one of America's fifty most promising leaders under forty years of age. In both 1996 and 2000 she was Ralph Nader's running mate in his Presidential campaigns, appearing on the Green Party ticket.

A graduate of Harvard and Antioch Universities, Winona has written extensively on Native American and environmental issues. She is a former board member of Greenpeace USA and serves as co-chair of the Indigenous Women's Network, a North American and Pacific indigenous women's organization.

She is the author of six books, including The Militarization of Indian Country (2011); Recovering the Sacred: the Power of Naming and Claiming (2005); the non-fiction book All our Relations: Native Struggles for Land and Life (1999, South End Press); and a novel—Last Standing Woman (1997, Voyager Press), LaDuke continues to spread her message and is arguably the most well-respected authority on Native American culture in the world.

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