Winona LaDuke Confirmed as Keynote Speaker for Champions for Change

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Six Nations Polytechnic is pleased to announce that Winona LaDuke will be the Keynote Speaker for its 2018 Champions for Change Indigenous Education Conference. 

Winona LaDuke is a renowned environmentalist, political activist, author, and award winner, working on issues of sustainable development, renewable energy and food systems. She lives and works on the White Earth reservation in northern Minnesota. As Executive Director of Honor the Earth, she works globally on issues of climate change, renewable energy, and environmental justice with Indigenous communities.

Winona founded the White Earth Land Recovery Project, one of the largest reservation based nonprofit organizations in the country, and a leader in the issues of culturally based sustainable development strategies, renewable energy and food systems.

In 2007, LaDuke was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame, recognizing her leadership and community commitment. She was awarded the Thomas Merton Award in 1996, Ms.Woman of the Year ( with the Indigo Girls in l997), and the Reebok Human Rights Award.

A graduate of Harvard and Antioch Universities, she has written extensively on Native American and environmental issues.  She is a former board member of Greenpeace USA and is presently an advisory board member for the Trust for Public Lands Native Lands Program as well as a board member of the Christensen Fund. The Author of five books, including Recovering the Sacred, All our Relations and a novel- Last Standing Woman, she is widely recognized for her work on environmental and human rights issues.