Winona LaDuke Lecture
Former Green Party vice presidential candidate
- Monday, March 31, 2008, 7:30 p.m.
- Dole Institute of Politics, KU campus, Lawrence
- Cost: Free
- Age limit: All ages
Environmentalist and political activist Winona LaDuke will present "Indigenous Thinking in a Time of Climate Change." LaDuke will discuss environmental sustainability challenges posed by politics and present solutions from indigenous peoples.The program, which is free and open to the public, is co-sponsored by Haskell Indian Nations University, the American Indian College Fund, the All-State Foundation, First Nations Students Association, KU Student Senate and the Dole Institute of Politics.LaDuke is program director of Honor the Earth, a nonprofit organization that works on sustainability and environmental justice with Native American communities. She is a two-time vice presidential candidate (in 1996 and 2000) with presidential hopeful Ralph Nader for the Green Party.LaDuke is author of several books, including "Recovering the Sacred: the Power of Naming and Claiming" (2005) and "Last Standing Woman" (1997). She has been featured in the documentaries "Anthem" and "The Main Stream." LaDuke was Ms. magazine's 1997 Woman of the Year and was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in 2007.