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Winona LaDuke

Winona LaDuke, a celebrated Native American activist, environmentalist, economist, writer and former Green Party vice presidential candidate, visits St. Bonaventure University this week to discuss environmental justice—the pursuit of the same degree of protection from environmental and health hazards for people of all races, colors, national origins and incomes. LaDuke, a graduate of Harvard and Antioch universities, has spent her life championing environmental and Native American causes and has written numerous works concerning both issues. LaDuke combined the two when she founded the White Earth Land Recovery Project, whose mission is to facilitate recovery of the original land base of the White Earth Indian Reservation while strengthening the native communities’ spiritual and cultural heritage. Time magazine named LaDuke one America’s 50 most promising leaders under the age of 40 in 1994, the same year she was arrested for protesting the logging industry’s use of indigenous lands. Some may consider it a bit of a hike to St. Bonaventure, but this free lecture, open to the public, will be more than worthwhile for any person concerned for the environment or eager to listen to a woman who is actively shaping the future.

thursday, september 28 at 7pm. St. Bonaventure University’s Dresser Auditorium (375-2000). FREE.