Students and community members are invited to a Native American History Month presentation by Winona LaDuke, human, civil and environmental rights activist, at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 22 in Central Lakes College’s Chalberg Theatre, Brainerd campus.
The presentation, titled “Indigenous Justice, Environmental Justice in 2016,” is hosted by CLC’s Office of Equity & Inclusion and CLC’s Sociology Department.
LaDuke is an American activist, environmentalist, economist, and writer, known for her work on tribal land claims and preservation, as well as sustainable development. In 1996 and 2000, she ran for vice president as the nominee of the Green Party of the United States, on a ticket headed by Ralph Nader. LaDuke is the executive director of Honor the Earth Program.
“Learning about historical and current patterns of oppression and environmental injustice through the lens and long-term experience of Winona LaDuke will be a once-in-a-life-time experience for most of our students, employees and community members,” said Mary Sam, CLC’s Director of Equity and Inclusion. “Winona is playing a critical role in the Dakota Access Pipeline Peace Movement, once again encouraging citizens across the globe to value water over oil.”