February 20, 2013
La Duke, internationally known American Indian activist, author, and
environmentalist, presents "The Economics of Change: Building Sustainable
Communities" on February 28. LaDuke, an Anishinaabekwe (Ojibwe) enrolled member
of the Mississippi Band Anishinaabeg, lives and works on the White Earth
Reservations. As Executive Director of Honor
the Earth, she advocates and raises support for frontline native
"It is a great honor to have Winona LaDuke at
Seattle University," said Anthropology
Professor Ted Fortier.
"Her consistent advocacy for environmental justice and human rights is both
inspirational and challenging. I expect that her talk will draw many
environmental and tribal leaders to Seattle University."
written extensively on Native American and environmental issues. She has been
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, with which she began the White Earth Land Recovery Project.
In 1998, Ms. Magazine named her Woman of the Year for her work with Honor the
Earth. She ran for Vice President on the Green Party ticket in 1996 and
LaDuke’s presentation is scheduled for February 28 at 7 p.m. in
Pigott Auditorium. Tickets are available through BrownPaperTickets.com.
of Arts and Sciences, the largest college in Seattle University, offers 42 undergraduate
majors, 37 minors, and 7 master's degrees.
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