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Winona LaDuke By: Skyler Acconcio, Jill LaLiberte, Tori Slee
Transcript of Winona LaDuke By: Skyler Acconcio, Jill LaLiberte, Tori Slee
Is an American Indian activist, enviormentalist, economist & writer of Anishinaabee descent.
Winona LaDuke was born in 1959 and grew up in Los Angeles, California
Her father was an actor in western films, as well as an Indian activist.
Her mother was a Jewish art professor.
She is a member of the Ojibwe Tribe
Graduate of Harvard and Antioch Universities
Mother of three
White Earth Land Recovery Project
In 1982 upon arriving at the White Earth Reservation, LaDuke took a job as the principal of a local reservation H.S. where she became involved in a lawsuit to recover lands stolen from the Anishinaabekwe people
In 1989 she founded WELRP, or the White Earth Land Recovery Project through a grant for $20,000 that she received from the Reebok Human Rights Award.
The main goal of the organization is to recover and buy back the ancestral lands of the Ojibwe people, that was taken by the U.S. government.
3/1/14 Winona stepped down as executive
Received her degree from Harvard in 1982 in native economic development
Founded the Indigenous Women’s Network, which led to the United Nations Conference on the Status of Women in Beijing, China
She is the Program Director of the Seventh Generation’s Fund, an organization that advocates on behalf of Native Americans and the environment.
Was Ralph Nader’s running mate in 1996 and 2000 for the Green Party
N.p. "Winona LaDuke." Native Harvest. White Land Earth Recovery Project & Native Harvest Catalog. nd. Web. 19 March 2014.
N.p. "Winona LaDuke." Americans who Tell The Truth. Robert Shetterly/Americans Who Tell the Truth. nd. Web. 19 March 2014.
Porter, Kelly. "Winona Laduke." Voices From the Gaps. Regents of the University of Minnesota. 3 December 2012. Web. 19 March 2014.
Winona LaDuke on Redemption.
Sacred Land Film
, 2011. Film. 19 March 2014.
1994 - nominated by Times Magazine as one of America’s fifty most promising leaders
1996-Thomas Merton Award
1997 - BIHA Community Service Award
Ann Bancroft Award for Women’s Leadership Fellowship
Reebok Human Rights Award
1998 - Ms. Magazine named her Women of the Year
Life as a Writer
1997- her first novel: Last Standing Women
Honor the Earth
All Our Relations
The Winona LaDuke Reader: A Collection of Essential Writings
Numerous editorials and essays which have been published in various journals and newspapers.
A book about her life and struggles was written by Michael Silverstone and Charlotte Bunch entitled Winona LaDuke.
She opposes race-, ethnicity-, and sex-based preferences in employment and education.
She supported equality for people of all backgrounds
Connections to Racism