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Courage, Spiritual Responsibility, and Action Towards a Sustainable World

Broadcast on July 19, 2021
With Winona LaDuke
Hosted by Shawna Bluestar Newcomb

Winona LaDuke speaks to her deep ancestral connections, and her relationship to the sacred water, food, wild rice, and ceremonial land of her ancestors; The Anishnaabe people. An indigenous leader from the White Earth Reservation, Winona offers solutions to move away from fossil fuels, with the invitation for all people to come into greater action and spiritual responsibility in this time of great climate crisis. She and Water Protectors are taking a stand to stop the Enbridge Line3 pipeline.

In This Session:

  • Understand the power of honoring the sacred relationship in daily life
  • Learn about important examples that we can take now to shift into a more green, sustainable world 
  • Understand the challenges the Water Protectors face, and their determination to take a stand for the wellbeing of the land, water, air, and food needed for all peoples
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Winona LaDuke

American Indian activist, environmentalist, economist, and writer

Winona LaDuke, member of the Ojibwe tribe is an American Indian activist, environmentalist, economist, and writer, known for her work on tribal land claims and preservation, as well as sustainable development. In 1996 and 2000, she ran for vice president as the nominee of the Green Party of the United States, on a ticket headed by Ralph Nader. She is the executive director of both White Earth Land Recovery Project, which she founded at White Earth Reservation in 1989, and Honor the Earth, which she founded with Indigo Girls Amy Ray and Emily Saliers in 1993. Born in Los Angeles and raised in Ashland, Oregon, she was enrolled in the tribe at an early age, but did not live at the White Earth Indian Reservation until 1982. She started work there after college as the principal of a high school. Winona became an activist in Anishinaabe issues, helping to found the Indigenous Women's Network in 1985. She became involved in continuing struggles to regain reservation land lost since in the nineteenth century. The WELRP holds land in a conservation trust for the benefit of the tribe.

Winona LaDuke