Winona LaDuke – Environmental Activist, Economist, Writer

March 20, 8:00 PM at MVCPA

Winona LaDuke is a Native American environmentalist and the executive director of Honor the Earth, a Native American environmental advocacy organization. Honor the Earth held several events to support Standing Rock and are currently active in the Dakota Pipeline protests. She is known for her work on Native American tribal land claims and preservation and sustainable development. She founded WELRP, the White Earth Land Recovery Project, to help recover the ancestral lands of Native Americans by the U.S. government. She has gathered many native environmentalist groups together to push for environmental regulations, strengthening renewable energy and food systems in the tribal areas. Winona will share stories of indigenous land management practices and how they are informing current land stewardship and conservation.

Winona will be introduced by Valentin Lopez, President of the Amah Mutsun Land Trust, which works to research and implement traditional ecological knowledge stewardship projects in partnership with many agencies and nonprofits throughout their territory.

“Someone needs to explain to me why wanting clean drinking water makes you an activist, and why proposing to destroy water with chemical warfare doesn’t make a corporation a terrorist.”

—Winona LaDuke

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