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Winona LaDuke: Food, Energy and Sustainability

by on April 17, 2010
 

Anishinaabe Activist, Author and Orator Winona LaDuke talks about food sovereignty, renewable energy, sustainable development and indigenous paradigms. Recorded in Vancouver Washington in February 2010.

Winona LaDuke is a member of the Mississippi Band of Anishinaabe from the White Earth Reservation in northern Minnesota.

An internationally acclaimed author, orator and activist, LaDuke has devoted her life to protecting the lands and traditions of Indigenous People.

She serves as Executive Director for Honor the Earth, a non-profit organization that helps build financial support to frontline indigenous environmental groups and raise awareness on environmental issues and concerns like the tar sands. She is Co-Chair for the Indigenous Women’s Network, a North American and Pacific indigenous women’s group focused on increasing the visibility of indigenous Women in political, social and cultural processes.

Laduke also founded the White Earth Land Recovery Project, a reservation-based organization that seeks to restore White Earth’s original land base, “while preserving and restoring traditional practices of sound land stewardship, language fluency, community development, and strengthening our spiritual and cultural heritage.”

In addition to many articles and essays, LaDuke is the author of several fiction and non-fiction books, including “All Our Relations: Native Struggles for Land and Life”, “Last Standing Woman” and “Recovering the Sacred: the Power of Naming and Claiming”.

 
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  • Barbara
    April 17, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    There is an enormous amount of information available on this video!! Horray for Winona!! I have followed her for years and years!!! Keep up the good work!

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  • Roger Nehring
    April 18, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    What a powerful and informative message. Contrast her wisdom, intelligence and accomplishments to another female former vice-presidential candidate and we see how dramatically different true leadership is.

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  • Barbara
    April 18, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    Roger, if it wasn’t so sad, it would almost be funny!! Wouldn’t a real debate over real issues between the 2 women be something to see? People need to hear this intelligent woman who really knows the issues. How about one of the serious news interview shows featuring her? Why isn’t she on mainstream tv? Maybe I already know~~

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  • Roger Nehring
    April 18, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    Such a debate would be FABULOUS! Palin would never in a jillion years do it. We should petition The Daily Show to bring her on!

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  • Barbara
    April 18, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    Actually that’s a good idea. Why not contact all the shows and send this site and a recommendation they contact her. Maybe Charlie Rose or Amy Goodwin from LinkTV! Gives me a project for this evening. Hope others are taking the time to listen to this. There’s some really good info here.

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  • April 18, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    It would be interesting to see, but Palin wouldn’t stand a chance. It would be like pitting Noam Chomsky against George Bush!

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  • Roger Nehring
    April 18, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    Actually, George is brighter and quicker on his feet than Palin. It would be more like pitting Pope Sextus against Stephen Hawking.

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  • Barbara
    April 18, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    I have a feeling there is a good reason that all these brilliant minds stay out of politics!!

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