Winona LaDuke to speak at USD Author and environmentalist Winona LaDuke will speak on "Women, Politics and the Environment" at The University of South Dakota on Wednesday, Oct. 6. Her lecture is scheduled for 7 p.m. in Old Main's Farber Hall. A reception and book signing will follow. The event is free and open to the public.
An enrolled member of the Mississippi Band of Anishinaabeg, LaDuke is Program Director of Honor the Earth and Founding Director of the White Earth Land Recovery Project. She was named by Time Magazine as one of America's 50 most promising leaders under 40 years of age in 1994. In the 1996 and 2000 presidential campaigns, she ran for vice president on the Green Party ticket with Ralph Nader.
In 1997, with the Indigo Girls, she was named a Ms. Magazine Woman of the Year. In 1998 she received the Reebock Human Rights Award. She has also received the Global Green Award and many other honors.
A graduate of Harvard and Antioch universities, LaDuke has written extensively on Native American and environmental issues. Her books include Last Standing Woman (fiction), All Our Relations: Native Struggles for Land and Life (non-fiction), In the Sugarbush (children's non-fiction), and The Winona LaDuke Reader. Her forthcoming book Recovering the Sacred, will be released by South End Press in 2005.
Sponsors of her visit are USD's English Department, Institute of American Indian Studies, TRIO Programs, Faculty Development Office and Office of Research, the South Dakota Sierra Club and Jane and Mike Long.
For further information, contact Norma C. Wilson, Professor of English and American Indian studies, 605-677-5974 or 605-624-9279.