October 18, 1999
Leading Native American activist Winona LaDuke to visit Oct. 26
By Jennifer McNulty
Winona LaDuke, one of the nation's leading Native American and environmental activists,
is coming to campus on Tuesday, October 26, at 8 p.m. LaDuke will speak and read
from her new book, All Our Relations: Native Struggles for Land and Life.
Her talk will take place in the Kresge Town Hall. The event is free and open to the
LaDuke is an enrolled member of the Mississippi band of Anishinaabeg and became involved
in Native American environmental issues while studying at Harvard University. LaDuke
movingly describes native people's resistance to environmental and cultural degradation
and presents a vision of political, spiritual, and ecological transformation.
LaDuke is executive director of Honor the Earth, which supports native communities
on the front lines of environmental protection in North America. She is founding
director of the White Earth Land Recovery Project and is cochair of the Indigenous
Women's Network and a board member of Greenpeace, USA. In 1994, she was named by
Time magazine as one of America's 50 most promising leaders under 40 years
of age. In the 1996 presidential campaign, she served as Ralph Nader's running mate
for the Green Party, and in 1997, with the Indigo Girls, she was named a woman of
the year by Ms. magazine. In 1988, she received the Reebok Human Rights Award.
LaDuke's visit is being cosponsored by the UCSC Women's Center, women's studies,
the Native American Studies Research Cluster, American studies, cultural studies,
environmental studies, and literature.
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