Envisioning Political, Spiritual, and Ecological Transformation

Presentation by Winona LaDuke
Monday, October 24, 7:00 PM
Pellegrene Auditorium, Saint John’s University 

Winona LaDuke is a Native American activist, economist, and author. An Anishinaabekwe (Ojibwe) enrolled member of the Mississippi Band Anishinaabeg, she has devoted her life to advocating for Indigenous control of their homelands, natural resources, and cultural practices. 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. A graduate of Harvard University and Antioch University, she has written extensively on Native American and environmental issues. Among her many books are Recovering the Sacred: The Power of Naming and Claiming (2005) and, most recently, To Be a Water Protector: The Rise of Wiindigoo Slayers (2020). 

This event is sponsored by the CSB/SJU Environmental Studies Department with support from the Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning, the McCarthy Center, the Initiative for Native Nation Relations, the CSB/SJU Sociology Department, CSB Campus Ministry, and SJU Campus Ministry. More information can be found on the Environmental Studies Department’s webpage for this event.