Internationally acclaimed author, orator and activist Winona LaDuke (Anishinaabe) will deliver a lecture at St. Thomas on Thursday, February 7, 2013.
Internationally acclaimed author, orator and activist Winona LaDuke (Anishinaabe) will deliver a lecture at St. Thomas on Thursday, February 7, 2013.

This public lecture is open to students, faculty, staff and the general public.

LaDuke will deliver the lecture, "Idle No More, Harper's Big Oil Economy, and All our Relations," at 7pm in the Kinsella Auditorium, McCain Hall.

Outspoken, engaging, and unflaggingly dedicated to matters of ecological sustainability, Winona LaDuke is a powerful speaker who inspires her audience to action and engagement.

A graduate of Harvard and Antioch Universities with advanced degrees in rural economic development, LaDuke has devoted her life to protecting the lands and life ways of Native communities.

LaDuke is a founder and Co-Director of Honor the Earth, a national advocacy group encouraging public support and funding for native environmental groups. With Honor the Earth, she works nationally and internationally on issues of climate change, renewable energy, sustainable development, food systems and environmental justice.

In her own community in northern Minnesota, she is the founder of the White Earth Land Recovery Project, one of the largest reservation based non-profit organizations in the country, and a leader on the issues of culturally-based sustainable development strategies, renewable energy and food systems. In this work, LaDuke also works to protect Indigenous plants and heritage foods from patenting and genetic engineering.

This event is co-sponsored by the Chair of Native Studies (STU), Native Studies (STU), Religious Studies (STU) and the Faculty of Education (UNB).