Winona LaDuke (Anishinaabe) is an internationally acclaimed author, orator and activist. A graduate of Harvard and Antioch Universities with advanced degrees in rural economic development, LaDuke has devoted her life to protecting the lands and life ways of Native communities. She is the Founding Director of the White Earth Land Recovery Project and Honor the Earth. LaDuke lives with her family on the White Earth Reservation in northern Minnesota.
In 1994, Time magazine named Winona LaDuke one of America’s fifty most promising leaders under forty years of age, and in 1997 she was named Ms. Magazine Woman of the Year. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the Thomas Merton Award, the Ann Bancroft Award and the prestigious International Slow Food Award for working to protect wild rice and local biodiversity. LaDuke is also a two time vice presidential candidate with Ralph Nader for the Green Party.
The author of six books, including Recovering the Sacred, All Our Relations and a novel – Last Standing Woman, Winona LaDuke is widely recognized for her work on environmental and human rights issues.