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Winona LaDuke



Winona LaDuke is an American writer, speaker, and activist. She focuses on Indigenous rights, environmental justice, climate change, and sustainable tribal economies. She leads Honor The Earth, founded the White Earth Land Recovery Project, and was a former two-time vice presidential candidate. LaDuke writes and speaks in support of water protectors and in opposition to pipelines and mega projects near Native lands and waters.

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TEDxtc - Winona LaDuke - Seeds of Our Ancestors, Seeds of Life

Winona LaDuke is an internationally renowned activist working on issues of sustainable development, renewable energy and food systems.

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All Our Relations: Native Struggles for Land and Life

Haymarket Books proudly brings back into print Winona LaDuke's seminal work of Native resistance to oppression.

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The Seventh Fire

This essay is part of our July 2019 Uncertain Future Forum on the topic: “If collapse is imminent, how do we respond?”

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FindCenter Quotes ImageOne of our people in the Native community said the difference between white people and Indians is that Indian people know they are oppressed but don’t feel powerless. White people don’t feel oppressed, but feel powerless. Deconstruct that disempowerment.

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Recovering the Sacred: The Power of Naming and Claiming

The indigenous imperative to honor nature is undermined by federal laws approving resource extraction through mining and drilling. Formal protections exist for Native American religious expression, but not for the places and natural resources integral to ceremonies.

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To Be a Water Protector: The Rise of the Wiindigoo Slayers

Winona LaDuke is a leader in cultural-based sustainable development strategies, renewable energy, sustainable food systems and Indigenous rights.

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Grandmothers Counsel the World: Women Elders Offer Their Vision for Our Planet

We are thirteen indigenous grandmothers. . . .

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FindCenter Quotes ImageAnother thing is, people lose perspective. It is a cultural trait in America to think in terms of very short time periods. My advice is: learn history. Take responsibility for history. Recognise that sometimes things take a long time to change.

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A Seat at the Table: Huston Smith in Conversation with Native Americans on Religious Freedom

In this collection of illuminating conversations, renowned historian of world religions Huston Smith invites ten influential American Indian spiritual and political leaders to talk about their five-hundred-year struggle for religious freedom.

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MinobimaatisIIwin—The Good Life | Winona LaDuke | TEDxSitka

Winona LaDuke talks about indigenous economic thinking.

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