Winona LaDuke to speak in Corvallis, November 18

Internationally renowned writer, activist and visionary Winona LaDuke will speak Friday, November 18, 7 pm at the Whiteside Theater, 361 SW Madison St., Corvallis.

Ten days after the national elections, we welcome Anishinaabekwe activist, writer, and political leader Winona LaDuke to help us understand this moment in history and speak about the some of the many ongoing efforts toward social and environmental justice. LaDuke will address the interrelated issues of energy, food sovereignty and Native Rights, and offer ideas about what the new President and Congress can do to support the rights of Native Americans, address climate justice, and move the U.S. toward a sustainable, post-carbon economy.  

LaDuke's visit is sponsored by the Spring Creek Project for Ideas, Nature, and the Written Word; OSU Office of Sustainability; OSU Office of Diversity and Cultural Engagement and Native American Longhouse / Eena Haws.  The talk is free and open to all.

 Winona LaDuke is an internationally renowned activist working on issues of sustainable development renewable energy and food systems. An enrolled member of the Mississippi Band Anishinaabeg, LaDuke lives and works on the White Earth reservation in northern Minnesota, and is a two time Green Party vice presidential. As Executive Director of Honor the Earth, she works nationally and internationally on the issues of climate change, renewable energy, and environmental justice with Indigenous communities. In her own community, she founded the White Earth Land Recovery Project, one of the largest reservation-based nonprofit organizations in the country.  LaDuke is a leader in the issues of culturally-based sustainable development strategies, renewable energy, and sustainable food systems. In this work, she also continues national and international work to protect Indigenous plants and heritage foods from patenting and genetic engineering.

A graduate of Harvard and Antioch Universities, she has written extensively on Native American and environmental issues.  She is the author of six books, including Recovering the Sacred, All our Relations a novel, Last Standing Woman, and her newest book, The Winona LaDuke Chronicles.