As part of the 2015 Standing Bear and the Trail Ahead Symposium, the Center for Great Plains Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is welcoming the public to a talk by Winona LaDuke at Kimball Recital Hall. You do not need to register for the Symposium to attend!
- WHAT: WINONA LADUKE TALK
- WHEN: MAY 14, 7:30 P.M.
- WHERE: Kimball Recital Hall (behind the Lied Center) at UNL
- FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
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Winona LaDuke, Native American activist, environmentalist, economist, and writer, is known for her work on tribal land claims and preservation. She is the executive director of the White Earth Land Recovery Project, a nonprofit that seeks to recover land for the Anishinaabeg people and develop programs for environmental preservation. You may recognize Ms. LaDuke from when she was the vice presidential nominee of the Green Party of the United States in both 1996 and 2000 or from her appearance on the Colbert Report in 2008.
Ms. LaDuke is an Anishinaabekwe (Ojibwe) enrolled member of the Mississippi Band of Anishinaabeg who lives and works on the White Earth Indian Reservation and is the mother of three children. She is currently the Executive Director of Honor the Earth, where she works on a national level to advocate and create funding for frontline Native environmental groups.
In 1994, Ms. LaDuke was nominated by Time magazine as one of America’s 50 most promising leaders under 40 years of age. She was awarded the Thomas Merton Award in 1996, the BIHA Community Service Award in 1997, the Ann Bancroft Award for Women’s Leadership Fellowship, and the Reebok Human Rights Award.