2017-2018 Weekly Convocations

The weekly convocation series is a shared campus experience that brings students, faculty, and staff together for one hour for a lecture or presentation from specialists in a variety of fields.  The goal of the convocation series is to stimulate thought and conversation on a wide range of subjects. Convocations are open to the public and free of charge.

Nov 3

Convocation: Winona LaDuke

Native American environmentalist and rural development economist Winona LaDuke works on sustainable development and food systems.

Friday, November 3rd, 2017
10:50 – 11:50 am / Skinner Chapel
LaDuke Convocation

Winona LaDuke is a Native American environmentalist and rural development economist working on sustainable development and food systems. The author of six books, including Recovering the Sacred, LaDuke is widely recognized for her work on environmental and human rights issues, as well as her international advocacy for indigenous peoples. She lives and works on the White Earth reservation in northern Minnesota, where she is the founder of the reservation-based non-profit White Earth Land Recovery Project. She is also the executive director of Honor the Earth, a Native environmental advocacy organization that plays an active role in the Dakota Access Pipeline protests. She is a former board member of Greenpeace USA, and currently serves on the advisory board of the Trust for Public Land’s Native Lands Program. A graduate of Harvard and Antioch Universities, LaDuke has won numerous honors and awards and is an inductee of the National Women’s Hall of Fame.  According to LaDuke, “We are at this point, known in prophecies as the time of the 7th fire, where we have a choice. This a choice between a well-worn, scorched path and a new, green path.  It is time to make the right choice and develop economics that support the new, green path.” The title of her presentation is “Economics for the Seventh Generation - Moving Forward.”

Sponsored by College Communications. Contact: Kerry Raadt, College Communications, x4308