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Winona LaDuke

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 Winona LaDuke is a writer, economist, lecturer and enrolled tribal member of the Anishinaabe of White Earth reservation. She is also the Executive Director of Honor the Earth, where she works on a national level to advocate, raise public support, and create funding for frontline native environmental groups.

She has written extensively on Native American and environmental issues, including The Militarization of Indian CountryRecovering the Sacred: the Power of Naming and Claiming, The Winona LaDuke Reader: A Collection of Essential Writings, and All our Relations: Native Struggles for Land and Life.

n 1994, Winona was nominated by Time magazine as one of America’s fifty most promising leaders under forty years of age. She has been awarded the Thomas Merton Award, the BIHA Community Service Award, the Ann Bancroft Award for Women’s Leadership Fellowship, and the Reebok Human Rights Award, with which she began the White Earth Land Recovery Project.

A graduate of Harvard and Antioch Universities, Winona is a former board member of Greenpeace USA and serves as co-chair of the Indigenous Women’s Network, a North American and Pacific indigenous women’s organization. In 1998, Ms. Magazine named her Woman of the Year for her work with Honor the Earth.