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An Afternoon with Indigenous Activist Winona LaDuke
An Afternoon with Indigenous Activist Winona LaDuke
WhenSaturday, Mar 10, 2018, 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Campus locationIntellectual House (INT)
Event typesLectures/Seminars
Event sponsorsThe Center for Global Studies and Canadian Studies Center at the UW Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies; UW College of the Environment; and, Nereus Program at the Nippon Foundation
Target AudienceStaff, students, faculty at UW, and other interested members of the community.

"In our Anishinaabe prophecies this is called the time of the Seventh Fire. This is a time when our people will have two roads ahead of us - one miikina, or path, which is well-worn - but scorched - and another path which is green. It will be our choice upon which path to embark.  That is where we are." - Honor The Earth

Winona LaDuke is a leading Indigenous scholar and activist. For over four decades she has promoted social, economic, cultural and environmental justice, working both within the White Earth Reservation in northern Minnesota and globally. She was U.S. Vice Presidential Candidate with Ralph Nader in 1996 and 2000 with the Green Party, and was the first Native American Woman to receive an Electoral College vote in 2016. Acclaimed both locally and internationally, she was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in 2007 and won the International Slow Food Award in 2003. Her recent endeavors address the issues of climate change, renewable energy, and environmental justice within Indigenous communities through her Non-Profit organization Honor the Earth, and The White Earth Land Recovery Project. Her most recent project, Winona’s Hemp and Heritage Farm, aims to create a tribally-led sustainable economy while navigating increasing federal pressures on Native sovereignty and hemp production.

In this March 10 talk, Winona will be discussing the struggles that Native Americans and their partners have faced in opposing the delivery of Canadian tar sand oils to Lake Superior through sovereign tribal lands by Enbridge Inc's proposed Line 3 pipeline. She will tell the story of Honor the Earth's leadership in the resistance to this pipeline and the Dakota Access Pipeline, and how these efforts that have been met with violence and disapproval by both Canadian and American governments.

This past quarter Winona has joined a Task Force through the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington, to research and evaluate feasibility options with regards to Winona’s Hemp and Heritage Farm.

This event is graciously sponsored by the Nippon Foundation/Nereus Program, the Center for Global Studies, the Center for Canadian Studies, the UW College of Environment, and the Jackson School of International Studies.

This event is free and open to the public. There will be open seating until the venue reaches capacity.

Register here: For any questions, please email

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If you're looking to park on Campus, the closest parking lots to the wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ are Padelford Parking Garage and N-6. Both UW affiliated and non-affiliated drivers can purchase parking permits at any gatehouse Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m., and on Saturdays from 7 a.m. until noon. For gatehouse and parking lot locations, please refer to the UW Seattle campus map.

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The wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ - Intellectual House is located at 4249 Whitman Court, on the corner of Whitman Ct and E Stevens Way NE (Across from Skagit LN). The entrance is on the NE side of the building, facing away from Whitman Ct, perpendicular with Stevens Way NE.

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